Volunteer Spotlights

Cat Condo Care Volunteer Jami Hines

Jami has been a Superstar volunteer these past few months! A dedicated volunteer for the past three-years, Jami spends most of her volunteer hours caring for cats at our offsite adoption locations. 

Recently she has been helping out at the Ocoee PetSmart. With our animal care staff busy at the shelter, and without an official Offsite Coordinator, Jami has stepped up and helped with transporting cats to and from PetSmart in Ocoee. 

She truly has a passion for kitties and finding them homes, and it shows each time she interacts with them. Jami stops by PetSmart 2-4 times a week to check in on the cats, clean their cages, spend time with them and help facilitate adoptions. 

She even helped out with training new Kitty Cuddlers so that they could help out at offsite locations too. Jami always has the cats’ happiness top of mind and regularly communicates with staff to ensure that each animal has everything they need while they await their forever home. Plus, she’s just a real ray of sunshine!

Volunteer Elsa Hill

Elsa started volunteering at the Sanford shelter back in 2017 after retiring from the United States Air Force in Medical Administration.  Her passion for working with animals showed when she logged over 300 hours that year as a Kitty Cuddler, Bark Buddy and Foster Volunteer. A medical situation prevented her from volunteering for about a year but now she is back in full swing!

Elsa has been especially helpful during the pandemic. With the shelter being open for adoptions by appointment only, the cattery at Lake Mary PetSmart has become a bustling location for cat adoptions. Elsa cleans the cat kennels and helps with adoptions at least three times a week. She also is “on-call” for transporting cats and kittens from the shelter to the store. It seems that whenever we need someone on short notice, Elsa is ready and eager to help!

When Elsa is not volunteering at Pet Alliance her attention is on her five rescued cats and her dog.
I’m back and loving the chance to once again work with the great animals and people of Pet Alliance!  And looking forward to many more years, so thank you!” No, Elsa, thank YOU!

Volunteer Program Update

The new volunteer orientation process is still on hold and will likely not resume before 2021. Please keep your eye on our website and social media pages for updates!

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