Volunteer Spotlight: February

Please join us in congratulating our February Volunteers of the Month! Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and our shelter pets are lucky to have amazing people like them advocating on their behalf every single day!

Independence Campus: Dottie Tomlinson

Dottie Tomlinson began volunteering with Great Plains SPCA in September of 2013, shortly after our Independence Campus opened. Since that time, Dottie has accumulated more than 500 hours of volunteer service. Dottie quickly became a jack of all trades around the facility from walking and bathing the dogs that need it most, to working on any little maintenance she can find. Dottie mentions that her favorite aspect of volunteering has been helping dogs overcome their fears and anxieties so they can be adopted. Aside from volunteering, Dottie became a foster since she does not have any pets of her own at home. She mentions that the “fulfillment of helping a frail older dog come back to spend their last few months in a safe and loving home was so wonderful to me and filled the empty space in my heart.” The staff can count on Dottie to complete any task that is asked of her. On behalf of Great Plains SPCA, thank you for all you do and congratulations on becoming our Volunteer of the Month!

Merriam Campus: Todd Eaton

Todd Eaton has been a valued member of our volunteer team since June of 2017. In less than a year, Todd has accumulated nearly 200 hours of service and has made a name for himself as an “always upbeat and happy-to-be-here kind of guy” according to Adoptions Counselor, Megan Duke. Todd primarily works with the dog population as a “Dog Hero” and greatly enjoys witnessing the positive shifts in behaviors that lead to adoptions. When asked why he was inspired to begin volunteering, Todd says “being an animal lover and the drive to give back to my community”. On behalf of Great Plains SPCA, thank you for all you do and congratulations on becoming Volunteer of the Month!

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