2010 Volunteers

Volunteer of the Month – December 2010

Volunteer of the Month – December 2010Congratulations, Lynn Woods, December Volunteer of the Month for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana.

Lynn has volunteered at the adoption center for three years. Whenever the Humane Society needs a volunteer at a major event Lynn is always there to lend a helping hand. A former resident of Florida, Lynn worked with animal rescue/adoption groups which is how she came to volunteer with the Humane Society. Lynn says what she most enjoys about volunteering at the Humane Society is the satisfaction that she is filling a huge need.

In her spare time, Lynn enjoys the beauty of Montana and all the activities that the area offers. Pictured with Lynn is her new best friend, Sammy, who found Lynn last month at Petco’s monthly adoption event. Thanks Lynn, you are one of our greatest volunteers and we appreciate your time and the pleasure of your company!

Volunteer of the Month – November 2010

Volunteer of the Month – November 2010Congratulations to Heidi Kaibel our November Volunteer of the Month!

For the past 4 years Heidi has been a volunteer for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana.   Her involvement came about because she wanted to lend a hand to help neglected and homeless dogs and cats. Giving love and affection to the dogs and especially the cats is what Heidi enjoys most about volunteering. We love her because of her devotion and willingness to always help when needed.

Heidi’s ongoing volunteer projects are updating out adoption book, creating posters and flyers, when needed and volunteering at off-site weekend events. For the past 12 years Heidi has been employed with National Flood Service. She likes to quilt, knit, cook and play with her kitty, who was adopted from the Humane Society of Northwest Montana. Thank you Heidi!

Volunteer of the Month – October 2010

Volunteer of the Month – October 2010Thanks Saunders McDonald – Humane Society of Northwest Montana’s Volunteer of the Month for October 2010!

Most of the time Saunders can be found in Surprise, AZ. For the past two summers, however, from June to September, she could be found at the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center. When the family dog, Chuck, passed away in March 2009, Saunders decided to get her “dog fix” by volunteering at the Humane Society. Saunders says she most enjoys bonding with the dogs and trying to make them feel loved. Saunders is retired and enjoys boating, skiing, working out, reading and Sudoku. There are no dogs or cats in the family now, but at the end of September there will be a new member of the family, a Cavalier King Charles puppy.

Volunteer of the Month – September 2010

Volunteer of the Month – September 2010Congratulations! Ron Stevens, Volunteer of the Month for September!

Ron has been a volunteer with the Humane Society of Northwest Montana for two years. His reason for volunteering was because he lost his (best ever) dog and needed to fill a void. Ron said it’s hard to remain sad when you have all those happy pups around you because they’re so fun to watch. Ron enjoys taking the dogs out in the big yard and watching the different character traits in each dog. Some of Ron’s past times are swimming, biking, hiking, Griz Football and hanging out with good friends. Having no pets at home at this time, allows Ron more time for past time fun and volunteering.

Thanks Ron…

Volunteer of the Month – August 2010

Volunteer of the Month – August 2010Our volunteer of the Month for August is Jan Beumer.

Jan has a wonderful personality that is always available to help when we need an extra volunteer. The crazy photograph describes the lengths that she will go to in order to get a dog adopted. Jan has volunteered for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana since we opened in 2004. She was encouraged to volunteer because she wanted to help rescue animals and help find them permanent forever homes. Besides being self- employed, Jan likes to hike, mountain bike and spend time with her pets. Her adopted family consisted of three dogs and one cat all adopted from the Humane Society of Northwest Montana. Congratulations Jan. We appreciate your time.

Volunteer of the Month – July 2010

Volunteer of the Month – July 2010Marc has been a volunteer since March of 2010 and enjoys spending time playing with the dogs. In the short time that Marc has volunteered, his dedication has made a wonderful difference. The dogs just can’t wait to see Marc every Wednesday and Friday when he visits. He especially loves seeing their happy faces. Marc is self employed and enjoys being in the moment, using his creativity in what he does and the personal growth that comes from it. Marc has one dog named Fergie who is a great Pyrenees, heeler mix.

Congratulations Marc!

Volunteer of the Month – June 2010

Volunteer of the Month – June 2010Congratulations Sarah McDougall, June Volunteer of the Month for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana! As a volunteer for the Humane Society, Sarah tackles the tough job of helping staff clean the adoption center in the mornings. Fortunately, her enthusiasm for wanting to spend time with the animals keeps her inspired to come in and help when she’s not working. Employed with KRMC for five years, Sarah’s also enjoys reading and playing with her dog, Tron, in her spare time. Sarah says what she enjoys most about volunteering is the chance to visit with employees, volunteers and just getting to bond with the animals. Thank-you Sarah!

Volunteer of the Month – May 2010

Volunteer of the Month – May 2010Congratulations Harley Mumma! – May 2010 Volunteer of the Month for the Humane Society.  Harley’s interest in the Humane Society started in late 2005 after he and his life partner Nancy along with their five rescued cats retired here from Florida.  While in Florida, Harley volunteered at a local Humane Society and he and Nancy fostered over 40 kittens.  As a true advocate for animals, Harley makes himself available to help out at the adoption center whenever needed.  In addition to volunteering for ‘On’ and ‘Off-site’ events, Harley maintains pet banks in Whitefish and Kalispell.  Harley’s love of animals and passion for photography have led him to becoming the ‘unofficial’ photographer for the Humane Society.  Harley documents many of the Humane Society’s events through his photography and he is our photographer for the annual Santa Paws event at Murdoch’s.  Harley will be photographing our ‘adoptables’ for the upcoming 2011 Paws & Claws calendar.

Volunteer of the Month – April 2010

Volunteer of the Month – April 2010Congratulations Michelle Stahlberg, April Volunteer of the Month for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana!   Chelle, as her friends call her, has been volunteering for three years. Her delightful personality and caring nature makes her a very valuable volunteer and a joy to be around.  Chelle gives her all whether brushing cats or giving tours of the facility.  Reading, watching T.V. and visiting with friends are Chelle’s favorite past times.

Thank you Michelle!

Volunteer of the Month – March 2010

Volunteer of the Month - March 2010Jackie Zelman is our volunteer of the Month for March. Her commitment and involvement with the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center started about 3 years ago. Jackie’s decision to volunteer came after her Cocker Spaniel of 15.5 years passed away.

Playing with the dogs and keeping them accustomed to human contact is what she most enjoys about volunteering. Working in the math department, reading, folk dancing and being with friends, are some of the ways that Jackie keeps busy out side of volunteering.

Congratulations Jackie!

Volunteer of the Month – February 2010Volunteer of the Month - February 2010

Thanks, Sue Shives, Humane Society of Northwest Montana’s Volunteer of the Month for February. Sue has been a dedicated volunteer for one year. Her desire to volunteer grew after her Dog, Robin, passed away and Sue realized that volunteering helped fill the void as she helped animals get adopted. Finding forever homes for the dogs has become a new passion; therefore, Sue takes the dogs for long walks, plays with them in the pet park and participates in community events. As a retired nurse, Sue enjoys lot of activities outside the Humane Society of Northwest Montana, such as hiking, running and biking.

Congratulations Sue!

Volunteer of the Month – January 2010

Volunteer of the Month - January 2010Congratulations to Linda Yule, Humane Society of Northwest Montana’s Volunteer of the Month for January 2010! Linda has been a volunteer for 1 ½ years. She became interested in volunteering when she observed how well the animals were being taken care of and wanted to take part in their care. Her compassion for petting and brushing the cats to help them find new homes is what Linda enjoys most about volunteering. Besides spending time at the Humane Society of Northwest Montana, Linda enjoys spending time with her friends, and working as a licensed clinical professional counselor. She adopted a sweet cat named Peaches, who has decided that she wants to be the only cat in the house.

Thanks Linda!

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