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Benita retired from county government work and began


volunteering eight years ago. She has three dogs of her own, but values her time at the Shelter, proud that playgroup sessions help dogs burn up excess energy and experience love, both from humans and other dogs. Benita types up notes after each session detailing the dogs’ energy level, play style and friend preferences, then shares those findings with staff and other volunteers. Inside the Shelter walls,


more volunteers are making Tuesday terrific. Dee Cochin (shown right) is a retired nurse practitioner who is dedicated to providing pampering for the 60+ dogs that are in adoption. She distributes peanut butter stuffed KONG toys, chew bones and treats to the eager dogs. Throughout the day, dog


walkers come and give each dog a precious 10-15 minutes of exercise. Volunteer Carol Szabo is a snowbird who has walked dogs three to four times a week from November to May for the past nine years. She also takes photos of the dogs and posts them on social media to help them get adopted. Other dog walkers are full-time residents, like Charlie, an Amazon driver (below), who fits his volunteer work around his work schedule. Volunteer Cathy Bridwell not only walks dogs every after- noon, she often gives them a break from the shelter environ- ment, welcoming them into her home for several days at a time. Inside the office, volunteers


arrive with their foster dogs or kittens in tow. When it’s not kitten season, most of the foster parents typically care for pets who have medical issues. Volunteer Caroline Liljencrantz is one of the Shelter’s amazing fosters. She welcomes “fospice”


dogs who are terminally ill into her home so they can live out their lives with love and in comfort. Manatee County Animal Service volunteers are as different


as the dogs and cats they care for. They come from all walks of life, in all sizes, ages and temperaments,and they all share a pro- found love of animals and a deep desire to make a difference. Since the shelter is open seven days a week, volunteers can make their own schedule. Even on holidays, when the Shelter is closed to the public, volunteers are welcomed for limited hours. As good as the volunteer program is, we all expect it will get


even better. Janine Davis, the recently-hired Volunteer Coordinator, looks forward to introducing some of her innova- tive programs to the Shelter. Rescue organizations and shelters depend on volunteers. There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of


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homeless pets. Visit your local shelter to find out how to lend your time and your heart.


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Clockwise, left to right: Debra Starr, John Morse, Carol Szabo and Benita Saldutti, volunteers at MCAS


It’s an interesting sidenote that, as volunteers, we are


allowed to bring a dog home so we can get a feel for what they would be like in someone’s home, which provides wonderful information. I can’t say enough good about


Fitzgerald. He doesn’t show well at the shelter but in my home he’s incredible. –Cathy Bridwell (above with Fitz)


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