SARAH & MARISSA
POSITION AT THE GTHS
We both started volunteering in June, both of us help out with cat care – cleaning the main and kitten rooms on weekends and we do dog walking! Marissa is also learning new skills/abilities by working with the cat techs a few times throughout the week.
WHY DID YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT GTHS
We both have love and interest in animals and wanted to help animals out in any way that was possible. We had both heard about the volunteering opportunities at the humane society and we thought that we would be a good fit for the roles that needed to be filled. It’s funny because we had come into the humane society a few years ago to pick up volunteer forms and ended up leaving with a cat instead!
WHY VOLUNTEERING IS IMPORTANT TO MARISSA & SARAH
Volunteering is important to us because we feel as though it is important to give back to our community in a happy and positive environment with very friendly people. We have made new friends while volunteering at the humane society and have learned a lot. Being around animals is a great stress reliever and it is nice to spend time with the animals that are waiting to find their forever homes. Also, during the week when Marissa is working with the cat tech, she feels as though she is making a positive difference in the lives of the cats/kittens that she works with.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME
Outside of the shelter and work we both like to spend time with our animals at home and our family. We enjoy nightly walks with our pets and enjoy taking them swimming in the hot weather. Marissa also plays soccer competitively throughout the week so our family gets together to watch her play!
FUN FACTS ABOUT MARISSA AND SARAH
We own a cat, Vixen, and a shepherd/husky cross, Roxy. AND we are fostering an 11 month old Siberian husky/shepherd cross, Lexi. Also, Marissa is preparing for her first year of University at Guelph and will be continuing to help out at the humane society on the weekends that she is home, while also volunteering at the Guelph humane society in her free time. She is hoping to become a veterinarian one day and is using the new skills and abilities that she is learning at the humane society as experience for the competitive program.