Volunteer Spotlight: Laura

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura


 

Laura Briggs is a longtime volunteer, board member, foster, and all-around furbulous supporter of Pet Haven’s animals. She’s currently working to expand Pet Haven’s spay/neuter initiative by building partnerships and telling the story of our commitment to ending pet overpopulation. She’s also a champion of Pet Haven at her employer, where she regularly recruits new co-workers to be fosters and supporters of Pet Haven. Here’s a bit more about the extraordinary Ms. Briggs:

PH: What are the names of the people and animals in your home?

L:  Sophie is an 8-year-old Bullmastiff who was adopted from Pet Haven about 2.5 years ago after being rescued from an awful puppy mill situation. She required a very expensive life-saving surgery right off the bat, which PH was more than willing to spend the money on. Because of this, Sophie has been able to live a wonderful, pampered life!

Aggie is an 8-year-old English Mastiff who was adopted from Pet Haven about 2 years ago after Sophie became best friends with her! She came from a farm in South Dakota.

Conan is a 13-year-old DMH cat that was adopted from AHS. He tolerates the dogs very well!

PH: What role(s) do you hold with Pet Haven?

I currently serve on the board of directors, and work with the SNIP program! I also foster dogs (even though I sometimes I adopt them).

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

When researching rescues to volunteer with, Pet Haven really set itself apart by having a spay/neuter program. I feel that contributing to the prevention of animal overpopulation is just as important as rehoming animals. I love that I have the ability to participate in both with Pet Haven.

PH: What inspires you to volunteer with animals?

From an early age, I’ve had a love of animals. Volunteering my time to help animals is a way I can fulfill my passion for animals while making an impact.

PH: What is your most memorable volunteer experience?

A few years ago, I was able to volunteer at the Red Lake Reservation at a spay/neuter and wellness clinic. While it’s an incredibly emotional experience, it was amazing to work with the reservation animals and community members.

PH: What is your favorite:

Animal – Don’t make me pick! Dogs, I suppose.

Food – Tacos

TV show – Gilmore Girls

Movie – The Wizard of Oz

Band – Mumford and Sons

State – Massachusetts