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Aug 24, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Meg Kennelly

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Meet Meg, our Community Outreach Manager! Meg has been obsessed with animals her entire life, and now she combines her love with animals with her desire to help meaningfully serve our community!

Q. What is your role at the shelter?

A. I’m the Community Outreach Manager.

Q. How long have you been working at the shelter?

A. I’ve been working here for almost three years – I can’t believe how fast time flies!

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

A. I have learned that no two days are alike in the Outreach world. What unfortunately is very typical, is the lack of resources for impoverished pet owners. My goal each day is to remove barriers by providing food, supplies, counseling, and support for those who need it the most but are often overlooked.

Q. What made you want to work at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County?

A. After a long run as a veterinary technician, my goal was to continue my journey in animal welfare. I thought that I could use my skill set to make more of a difference in the community.

Q. What is your favorite part?

A. Keeping pets with their people! I firmly believe that everyone is deserving of the love and companionship a pet brings, regardless of their income. Any time I am able to navigate a solution for a pet owner in crisis and allow underserved members of our community to be a part of the conversation, it is a very good day!

Q. Anything else you want to share?

A. Every day is another opportunity to be the person your pet thinks you are!

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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