Avery and Kat began volunteering with Butte Humane Society in January of this year, and immediately became dedicated to volunteering with our animals on a regular basis. What is special about this is that they are just 16 years old. It is rare to find Junior Volunteers that so readily dedicate their spare time to volunteerism. They are great with our animals and it’s been wonderful to see young people setting such a great example for others their age.
Here’s what they had to say about their experience so far with BHS:
Why did you get involved with volunteering at BHS?
We got involved with volunteering at BHS because we enjoy hanging out with animals and wanted to get involved with something we’re interested in.
What is your favorite part about volunteering?
Our favorite part of volunteering is being able to see the progress of an animal to getting adopted and helping in that process such as when a dog or cat finally warms up to us.
Do you have any animals of your own?
We have 4 cats of our own, and having them has given us the experience to care for the cats at BHS.
What has surprised you most about working with shelter animals?
What has surprised us the most when working with the shelter animals is that working with the animals has brought us new skills such as patience, and the work is very fulfilling.