Every year Pets Alive hosts an annual "Volunteer Appreciation Day". It is the one day of the year that we take time out of our very busy days to stop and truly recognize and thank the volunteers that make what we do possible.
So many people view Pets Alive as a huge organization, but the truth is that we have only about a dozen staff members. The rest of the force that is Pets Alive - is made up of volunteers.
Volunteers that take time from their own lives, after working five or sometimes six days a week, and still come down to Pets Alive on that one day off to see where they can help. How many people really work all week and then the little free time they have, give it up to help those in need? To help an animal reach a home or to help improve their life?
At Pets Alive our volunteers chip in and help with everything. And every day we walk past all of these people and we might nod, or smile, or utter a word of greeting...and we walk around, we often wonder if they really know. Do they really know how much we admire them?
- We have seen volunteers come to Pets Alive, and pick up a dog, and drive that dog four hours EACH way to bring them to their forever home.
You humble us. I look at you and see the heart that all of you have. The giving that falls freely from your hands and your souls. And all we can do is humbly thank you.
Please know that we could never make it without you.
Interested in volunteering? Visit our website at petsalivewest.org to learn about becoming a volunteer. Help save a life!