Feature GTHS Volunteer

Karen F.

Position at GTHS

Karen started at the GTHS as a dog walker over one year ago but soon realized she was also passionate about the cats! Karen now volunteers as a Cat Care Technician three times weekly providing our cats with medication, care, support and love!Karen

What brought Karen to the GTHS

Karen started volunteering because animals have always held a special place in her heart.

From Karen;

“I became a volunteer at the GTHS because when I owned my own business in Collingwood I had decided that when I retired I would give back to the community by volunteering.  GTHS was the perfect fit, both because of my love of animals and the wonderful reputation GTHS has in the community. While holding the position of Head of Volunteer Services at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Toronto, it made me realize the important role volunteering has in our society.  I admired the volunteers at the hospital who were so dedicated and compassionate.  Quite simply, I grew as a person.”

 Did you know?

Karen loves to garden, especially with ferns. She has 17 different varieties of ferns in her house!

Karen also enjoys travelling to the extent she has traveled to all 7 continents.  It was always on her bucket list to achieve this goal.

Karen is also the proud mother of THREE GTHS adopted cats._MG_0303


Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!