Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Highlights of Paw Pals’ Volunteer Breakfast at IHOP

In preparation to operate our soon to be built pet adoption center with volunteers, Paw Pals held a working breakfast at IHOP this past Saturday.  The highlight of the meeting was volunteer Carol Knight’s review of her initiative to organize a volunteer workforce based on volunteers’ personal interests.  Carol’s initiative is based on her construction of a Volunteer Interest Survey that can be downloaded or electronically submitted by clicking here.  One can find 20 areas of interests on the survey that include: receptionist, grant writing, training, fund raising, shelter attendant, dog walker, spay/neuter clinic, grooming, and repair work.  As the surveys continue to come in, Carol updates the data on a spreadsheet where a matrix forms a growing picture of our volunteer workforce.  “It’s certainly inspiring to witness people as Carol utilizing their unique talents towards our mission.  It is equally moving to see people from all walks of life volunteer a portion of their busy lives to work towards improving our community by bringing positive change in correcting pet overpopulation—an attainable goal”, says Mike Hendricks, Paw Pals’ president.

In addition to the survey review, a brief was provided on the importance and projection of on-going education and fund raising endeavors.  Upcoming events supporting these endeavors include: Information booth at National Night Out (August 3), Waggin’ Trail Bike Ride (September 25), Information booth at Pioneers Day in Whitney (October 3), Paw Pals’ Banquet and Silent Auction (October 23), Spooky Pooch Costume Contest (October 31), Paw Pals’ County-wide Garage Sale (November 6-7), and Christmas Event (December).

As Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  If you would like to become part of Paw Pals’ continued successes, please email hcpawpals@yahoo.com, or call 254.580.0679.