Volunteer Spotlight: Pat Pound
Meet Pat Pound! Pat has been volunteering at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County for seven years! He was a bath brigade volunteer giving animals much-needed baths and grooming, now he volunteers his time as a dog walker.
Q. What does a day in your life at the shelter look like?
A. After signing in, I begin walking dogs and focusing on the dogs that require an experienced walker and the pups that have been here a while. As a member of the team of walkers, I make sure all the dogs that can get out do for either a potty walk, a full walk, or some time in one of the play yards.
Q. What made you want to volunteer at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County?
A. Being a Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County volunteer allows me to give back to our community and provide support to both the animals we provide shelter for and for the cause of animal rights.
Q. What’s your favorite part of volunteering here?
A. My favorite part of volunteering here is working with the dedicated staff and volunteers. Also, the day one of our long-term residents goes to his or her forever home.
Q. If you could give one piece of advice about volunteering with the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, what would it be?
A. My one piece of advice about volunteering is a little means a lot. That is even an hour can make a huge difference in the life of a dog, cat, rabbit, exotic, a staff member, or another volunteer.
Q. Why are you so passionate about the work we do?
A. I am passionate about the work that the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County does because as a no-kill shelter, the staff and volunteers go the extra mile to find the perfect forever home for the animals we care for.