Monday, March 21, 2011

March's Volunteer of the Month


Sabrina can often be found behind the desk at BACS helping out the staff, and as you can see in the pictures she enjoys the company of all of our animals. Thanks for being so dedicated Sabrina, it's great to have young volunteers like you!

What do you do when you're not at the shelter?

I go to school! I'm in a program where I have two classes a day at Berkeley High then I have three classes in Independent Studies so I'm at the shelter a lot more often. Other then school, I spend a lot of my time reading and working with my church youth group to do fund raisers. Oh and hang out with my friends of course!

Why did you initially decide to volunteer at BACS?

It was a end of the year school project called an iSearch. I was doing a research project on the animal shelter after I was inspired to volunteer in a cat sanctuary in Sacramento.

What are your favorite things about volunteering?

Well the people are definitely one of the best things. The other volunteers are really nice and willing to answer any question and once I got past the fear that the staff would bite off my head I started to really enjoy being around them too. The animals are another thing that I enjoy. I love animals and always have, ever since I was able to pronounce veterinarian I've wanted to be one, and so volunteering at an animal shelter just seemed like the perfect thing for me!

Who are your favorite dogs, past and present?

In the past my number one favorite was a little Chihuahua mix named Papa. I was so attached to him and almost begged my family to let me take him home but he found another family after spending quite a while at the shelter. My present favorite is French (see below), whom Amelia is currently fostering and Blaze, the Border Collie.


Pam said...

Sabrina is an absolute delight to have around the shelter. With her ever-present smile and consistent willingness to help out anyone (animal or human) who needs it, she brings a halo of light to an environment that can sometimes be sad and hard. Thank you for finding us, Sabrina!

Doggy Dish said...

What a beautiful sleeping puppy!

Laila said...

Good to hear that there are lots of people dedicated to help animals...She is pretty and look so sweet...She also so kind to animals...^_^

Great job Sabrina!!!

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