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2015 OC Animal Care Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

OC Animal Care recognized their exceptional volunteers at their annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on January 31st. The volunteers enjoyed delicious tacos from Tacos Zapata for lunch, speeches from Director, Jennifer Hawkins and Assistant Director, Katie Ingram and a video and photo presentation featuring their hard work. Volunteers were also presented with awards and raffle prizes. The volunteers of OC Animal Care contributed 19,384 hours from September 2014 through August 2015 and fostered neonatal and medically needy animals for 3,789 days in their homes. Volunteers also reached out to our local communities by hosting 153 tours, presentations and events, including 25 on-site events, 40 off-site events, 43 Katy Cares about Responsible Pet Ownership presentations and 45 public tours.

OCCR Service awards were also presented with 33 recipients of the Bronze Award for 100+ volunteer hours, 8 recipients of the Silver Award for 250+ volunteer hours and 4 Gold Awards for 500+ volunteer hours in a single year. Other highlights included two recipients of the 10 year badge of service, Lifetime Fostering Awards for over 1000 days of fostering animals, and a presentation of Volunteer of the Year. With help from the CEO’s office, we presented two Excellence in Volunteerism Awards to Alexandra Gallo and Sharon Warren. The highlight of the event was the special recognition piece, a lovely yearbook commemorating all of their volunteer service throughout the year.

We are so proud and thankful of our dedicated shelter volunteers and look forward to our continued partnership to help animals!