Cynthia- Volunteer Spotlight

Cynthia- Volunteer Spotlight

For years the Pet Haven cat and dog divisions struggled with one huge problem: we have supplies, but how do we get them to the foster homes in an efficient way? We tried many methods but nothing stuck. That is until Cynthia and her team of supplies volunteers came on board.

Cynthia joined Pet Haven as the Supplies Coordinator in 2017, helping to facilitate the transporting of supplies to foster volunteers, collecting of donated supplies, and organization of stored supplies. Outside of volunteering, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking.

Although most of what Cynthia and her team do is behind-the-scenes, they are so important to the daily health of our foster care program! They are our ‘unsung heros’.

Here’s a little more about Cynthia:

PH: What is the name of the people and animals in your home?

C: My two rescue dogs are my girl, a shepherd/mystery-mix named Laney and a Chihuahua with an inexplicably special and goofy spirit named Dooley.

PH: Why did you decide to volunteer with Pet Haven?

C: I really admire Pet Haven’s mission and the other volunteers’ dedication. The Supplies Team is a great way to help out foster volunteers and also get to meet some of the foster dogs!

PH: What inspires you to volunteer with animals?

C: Having always felt a strong connection to animals, I am committed to animal advocacy and doing what I can to make a difference in their lives for the better – this includes volunteering my time!

PH: What is your most memorable volunteer experience?

C: There are already so many memorable moments! Organizing the supplies shed way beyond what I thought possible because of amazing teamwork, volunteering at Doggy Dash, and delivering supplies to an intake and getting to meet the new foster pups are just some of my favorite times.

PH: What is your favorite?:

Animal – All animals, but a special place is in my heart for farm animals

Food – Pickles

TV show – Big Brother

Movie – Fargo

Band (singers) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

State – Minnesota is home but I love New York!