This week’s Pack Pride features Pat Darnell! She is a very important volunteer who transports pets and supplies between the Leander and Killeen adoption centers. Thanks to her time on the road, Texas Humane Heroes’ staff and volunteers can dedicate more time to working with the animals onsite.
Pat has been with Texas Humane Heroes since the opening of our Killeen location. She originally joined the Board, but felt that she was being called to dedicate her time and energy to transport.
For Pat, the most fulfilling part of volunteering with Texas Humane Heroes is getting to move animals for medical treatment or into adoptive status because she know that they will be taken care of and eventually be adopted. She believes in providing safe havens and forever homes for animals who come from questionable backgrounds.
Texas Humane Heroes isn’t the only organization that Pat volunteers at, she extends her reach as far as she can to help as many people and pets as possible by volunteering with Killeen Sister Cities, the Salado Museum, the Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center, and networking Travelin Tails Transport of Texas with various other animal organizations. Additionally, Pat spends time at the Fort Hood Thrift Shop, helps teach citizenship classes sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and provides transport for the Bell County Animal Shelter and the Killeen Animal Shelter. Pat is always searching for more organizations that have like-minded goals of saving animals.
When she is not volunteering, Pat teaches at Central Texas College, fundraises for the 501(c) (3), Travelin Tails Transport of Texas, and reads.
Pat is definitely a hero, not just for Texas Humane Heroes, but for organizations all over the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Area!