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Apr 20, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Alex Yeatman

Alex cuddling with a foster dog, Mimzy (now adopted)

Meet our new Kennel Aide Lead, Alex Yeatman! Alex has been working at the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County for six years and was recently promoted to a Lead position. His time here has been dedicated to showing kindness and helping animals become amazing companions! Learn more about Alex and what it’s like to do lifesaving work for animals!

Q. What does a day in your life at the shelter look like?

A. My team and I make sure their time with us is full of happy moments, lots of pets, and yummy treats.

I start my day with dozens of dogs all barking at once. It’s music to my ears. As I turn on the lights, I say good morning to each dog.

I get to be there when a sick dog becomes healthy, I get to see shy or scared dogs become happy and go on to their forever homes. It’s not all fun and games – there’s a lot of poop involved.

Q. Why are you so passionate about the work we do?

A. I believe every animal has the right to the 5 freedoms [for animals], whether it’s in our building or out in the community. I love coming in every day and helping these animals become amazing companions.

Q. What’s your favorite part of working here?

A. I may not be able to take them all home, but I can still offer them love and kindness for the short time they are with us. All you have to do is love. Love the animals and they will love you back.

Alex holding Tito (now adopted)

Q. If you could give one piece of advice about working with the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, what would it be?

A. I remember a quote by Albert Einstein [that] I read as a kid and it’s one of those things that just sticks with you, shapes you:

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

Alex’s dog, Angel, showing support to help us make happy happen

Interested in a career with the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County? Check out job opportunities here. Want to volunteer or foster? Learn more here!

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