What do you think of when considering becoming a volunteer at the sanctuary? Most people think volunteering means spending the day mucking stalls, scrubbing water troughs and raking pastures. Although, those are things we need help with, there are other ways you can help too. Judith is a great example of how you can use your talents to help the animals. Check out what Judith has to say about being a volunteer:
How did you hear about FANS and what made you become a volunteer?
I have known Lisa and Dave for many years, and truly know how much of their lives goes to helping animals. Those type of people always take my heart along with the animals. I know what it is like to live your daily life for animal care.
What do you do as a volunteer?
My input with FANS is thru photography. I enjoy capturing the daily animal activity when it is possible, including calendar months. (April and September 2021). Whatever I can do to help, I will. (Note: Judith is being modest, she has also helped at in person events and is one of our best FB “sharers”).
What is the most rewarding part of being a volunteer?
Knowing the animals up close and seeing how well they are kept and loved!
Which animal is your favorite at FANS?
Oh, that is too hard. There is not one. I don’t love to be around any one more than another. I guess if I had to pick one, I met Powder years ago and has been a GO TO, just her uniqueness and when we’re taking photos of her, she was so personable with the flowers.
What other interest/hobbies do you have?
I travel when I can, I go out in nature for photos and do photography for hire.
If you could ask for one thing to help the animals at FANS, what would it be?
It is DONATIONS as the physical care for all the monthly bills is overwhelming at times. The unknown COSTS A LOT. I had a horse farm of 22 horses once. You never know what it brings and when that bill comes it must be paid.
Any additional comments you would like to share?
I just know the feeling of loving and caring for helpless animals have always been a part of my life, I inherited from my father and aunt. I see how much of every day Lisa, Dave and the other volunteers put into keeping these animals safe and healthy. This is my GO TO charity!