Volunteer Pat holding a cat
Volunteering for more than four years, Pat is a dedicated and reliable volunteer who is a huge help in so many different areas.
July 05, 2017
"Our Best Friends" is a weekly installment to honor just a few of our outstanding Best Friends LA volunteers. This is your chance to get to know some of the shining stars in the Best Friends LA volunteer program! Volunteers are either nominated by Best Friends LA staff or other volunteers in our program. If you would like to volunteer, e-mail the Best Friends LA Volunteer Department at volunteerLA@bestfriends.org
Patricia S. - Honored June 2017
Pat tell us.....
What programs and projects do you volunteer with at Best Friends LA?  
I started out walking dogs, working in the clinic, socializing cats, and acting as a greeter.  I then fed orphaned kittens in the nursery and went on to foster cats and kittens. I am now in the volunteer office helping with clerical duties.
Why do you choose to volunteer with Best Friends LA?
I am impressed by the many volunteer opportunities and the excellent training given before undertaking them.
How long have you been a Best Friends LA volunteer?
I started volunteering in January 2013.
What do you do when you're you're not volunteering?
I am a volunteer Registered Vet Tech in the Wellness Clinic at Fixnation; also at the Spay and Neuter Clinic sponsored by Catnippers.  In addition, I volunteer with Glendale Adventist Hospice.  When I'm not volunteering, I work 2 days a week at the Professional Development Center of Glendale Community College, or am found reading 1 of 10 books a month.
Do you have a favorite story to share about an experience volunteering with Best Friends LA? 
Last year there was a kitten in the nursery by the name of "Pirate" that had multiple health issues.  He was 3 months old when I took him home to foster for 5 weeks and ended up adopting him because I was convinced no one could take better care of him than I could.  My husband wasn't too thrilled at first about getting another cat, but then insisted that we name him "Blue". :-)  "Blue" loves boxing matches with our other cat who, by the way, never liked other cats.
Do you have any pets?
We have two cats -- a 13-year-old named "Leonard", and 1-year-old "Blue".
What others are saying about Pat:
After 4 years as a Dog, Cat, Medical, Nursery, and Foster volunteer, we are so thrilled to have Pat's dedication and consistent, thorough help in the Volunteer Office. She comes in ready to tackle any task, we are so grateful for the many things she does including helping to keep the nursery hours current.  THANK YOU, PAT :)  Christine and Aimee