2011 Volunteers

Volunteers of the Month – December 2011

Congratulations Linda and Shyanne! As the December 2011 Volunteers of the Month for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana, we sincerely thank you for your “spirit of giving” during this holiday season and all throughout the year. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at the Humane Society and you are at least 16 years old, make plans to attend the one and one-half hour Volunteer Orientation session on Saturday,  December 10th at 11am. Volunteer Orientation is free to the public and will be held at the Humane Society location at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell (off Hwy 93 between Kalispell and Whitefish).

Volunteers of the Month – October 2011

Thanks, Kathy Iverson, Humane Society of Northwest Montana’s Volunteer of the Month for October 2011!

An artist who loves poetry and majored in acting, Kathy was introduced to the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center by a friend who volunteered and has been hooked every since. For the past year, Kathy has faithfully dedicated herself to socializing cats and hanging out with the dogs. Kathy’s pet family includes a very spoiled 12 year old albino cockatiel named Chewy because of his neurotic obsession for chewing anything in sight.

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys hiking and camping. Congratulations Kathy, our homeless animals applaud you!

Volunteers of the Month – September 2011

Williamson Family Volunteers of the Month Humane SocietyCongratulations and thanks abound to the Williamson family – September 2011 Volunteers of the Month for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana.

The Humane Society is blessed to have volunteers from all walks of life and there is no better example than an employee and her entire family who volunteer their time to serve the homeless animals at the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center. After serving our country and retiring from the US Navy, Ron and Theresa, who served for seven years, make their home in Flathead Valley.

Fortunately, for the Humane Society, their children, Stephen, Gregory and Cody who are no strangers to hard work, share their parents’ sense of duty to serve by volunteering as a family at community events and fostering orphaned cats and dogs. Join us in thanking this dedicated family who served our country proudly and now selflessly serve our community.

Volunteers of the Month – August 2011

Congratulations Fresh Life Church Volunteer Group Members as being selected “August 2011 Volunteers of the Month” for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana!   What better way to share your spiritual gifts than to serve those who can’t speak for themselves. Thank you for partnering with the Humane Society and volunteering at the Event at Rebecca Farm in support of the homeless animals.  Special thanks from Frankie and Jessie who were adopted the following week!

Congratulations to:  Allie, Ari, Andrea, Allison, Breeann, Brittney, Colleen, Crystal, Darlene, Danielle, Dave, Debbie, Diann, Elizabeth, Eva, Faith, Gail, Glenda, Janine, Jasmine, Jed, Jenn, Joe, June, Karlina, Kimberly, Laree, Lindsay, Lisa, Michelle, Philip, Rachael, Rebekah, Renae, Rita, Samantha, Sandy, Shelley, Stephanie, Sue, Suny, Taylor, Tyler and Yvonne.

Volunteer of the Month – July 2011

Celeste Volunteer July 2011Congratulations to the July 2011 Humane Society of Northwest Montana Volunteer of the Month, Celeste Dumas!

A recent Glacier High School graduate, Celeste has been volunteering at the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center for six months. Her love for animals and her desire to work in the field of animal welfare is want motivates Celeste to devote her time to the homeless cats and dogs.  Celeste’s favorite job at the Humane Society is to spend time with each animal in order to help socialize them and her favorite pastime is to hang out with friends or snuggle up with a good book.

Thank you Celeste, you’re doing a great job!

Volunteer of the Month – June 2011

Humane Society VolunteerCongratulations Diane Keller, Humane Society of Northwest Montana Volunteer of the Month for June. Involved with animal welfare since 1990, Diane was an original member of the Humane Society board of directors and has been a long-time supporter of the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center. Today, Diane not only volunteers at the front desk, she also volunteers at community events and serves as a HSNWMT Board Member.

When Diane is not busy giving back to her community, she enjoys the company of her very spoiled felines, reading, watching sports, traveling and spending time with her “purr-fect” grand children. Thank you Diane!

Volunteers of the Month – May 2011

Volunteers of the Month – May 2011

Congratulations Krista and Heidi – Humane Society of Northwest Montana Volunteers of the Month for May 2011.

On behalf of all the homeless animals at the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center, thank you for volunteering your time to represent the Humane Society at public events. Your willingness to lend a hand makes a wonderful difference. As animal lovers and associates of National Flood Services, Inc. who has a long standing reputation of serving the community, your commitment to help Humane Society cats and dogs is sincerely appreciated.

Congratulations again, you’re the best!

Volunteers of the Month – April 2011

Volunteers of the Month – April 2011

Thank you, Danni, Abby and Tracey, Humane Society of Northwest Montana’s Volunteers of the Month for April 2011!

These three dedicated volunteers prove that a family who plays together stays together and what better way to have fun than to enrich the lives of homeless animals. Inspired by a desire to serve others; Danni, Abby and Tracey agree that their love of animals is what makes volunteering at the Humane Society so much fun.

In addition to their busy personal lives, their family enjoys boating, tubing, and kayaking and is looking forward to beautiful summer in the Flathead. Congratulations Danni, Abby and Tracey, we appreciate all that you do!

Volunteer of the Month – March 2011

Volunteer of the Month – March 2011

Congratulations Barb Sauer! – Humane Society of Northwest Montana’s Volunteer of the Month for March 2011.

With a heart of gold and the patience of a saint, Barb is one of the few volunteers who help Humane Society animals get adopted by working at the front desk. Although Barb works on behalf of all the cats and dogs, she especially wants to see Rudy, a Boxer mix who has lived at the adoption center for 1 ½ years, receive a forever home with a loving family who has time to spend with him. So to accommodate her request, Rudy’s photograph is included here in the hopes that someone will take a second look. Barb and her husband currently share their home with three canine family members, Cassie, Shadow and Max. In her spare time, Barb enjoys spending time with her furry babies, computing, gardening and entertaining friends. Thank you Barb!

Volunteer of the Month – February 2011

Volunteer of the Month – February 2011

Congratulations Justin Taylor, Humane Society of Northwest Montana Volunteer of the Month for February!

As a dedicated volunteer for the past four months, Justin has proven that he can take on any challenge at the adoption center whether it involves socializing dogs in freezing temperatures or grooming matted cats. Justin who volunteers several times a week says his love for animals is the reason he volunteers at the Humane Society. In his spare time, Justin enjoys competing in athletic events such as running, biking and snow skiing. In 2002 Justin was awarded “The Montana State Athlete of the Year for Special Olympics.” In 2005, Justin was instrumental in the rescue of a young woman who fell 60 feet while snow skiing at Big Mountain. Not only is Justin a local hero but he is an inspiration to everyone who works along side of him. When asked about his future goals, Justin says he plans to compete in the upcoming Special Olympics Intermediate Downhill and Giant Slalom events on Whitefish Mountain and would like to help children by becoming a DREAM ski instructor. Thank you and good-luck Justin. We’re proud to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – January 2011

Volunteer of the Month – January 2011

Congratulations Richard Hoffman, January 2011 Volunteer of the Month for the Humane Society of Northwest Montana.

Richard, who helps to socialize and care for homeless dogs, has volunteered faithfully at the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center since the fall of 2010. Retired from full-time employment since 1994, Richard says he enjoys volunteering with staff and keeping the dogs warm, dry and safe. In his spare time, Richard enjoys sculpting clay and metal, playing his guitar, cross country skiing, reading, hiking and biking. Richard’s furry family consists of one cat named Peabody who was adopted from the Flathead County Animal Shelter 14 years ago. Thank you Richard!

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2010 Volunteers of the Month

2009 Volunteers of the Month