This week’s Pack Pride is our lovely volunteer Louise! She has been a volunteer here for three years now. She started early 2015 and has been a big help ever since. Louise first decided to volunteer because she had been looking for a way to help animals, and Texas Humane Heroes happens to be located near her home. When she is here, Louise is most often assisting our Clinic Manager Jessica with data entry for incoming animals needing to be spayed/neutered, along with helping the community’s animals using out services and helps keep everything organized and on track. She also helps prepare adoption folders for the animals who have found a new family. Seeing our animals find their new family and seeing the excitement from both the adopter and adoptee is Louise’s favorite part of volunteering. Her other favorite thing to do is take a break from paperwork and cuddle some puppies– one of the biggest perks to volunteering here at Texas Humane Heroes!
Louise has gained many things in her time spent volunteering here, including finding new friends and learning to use nonprofit software that she has in turn been able to use to help other organizations. She has also realized the importance of the “adopt don’t shop” mentality. Louise sees first hand how much these animals appreciate someone loving and caring for them.
In her free time, Louise takes every chance she can get to travel with her husband. At home she spends her time working out and reading. Her miniature schnauzer, Magnum, and miniature schnoodle, Oscar, like to keep her busy with lots of playing. Adopting Oscar from a rescue group is one of Louise’s proudest moments. She’d never had more than one dog at a time, but now she couldn’t imagine her home without him. Another proud moment for Louise is when she was honored at our volunteer appreciation event and given a brick with her name which was laid in our Pathway for Paws so her efforts can be recognized. And recognized she should be. Louise has been such a pleasure to have around and we are very lucky to have her help. If you have the chance to stop by please thank Louise for all of her efforts and let her know she is appreciated!