Claire Tullis of West Chester has been named the Animal Friends Humane Society Volunteer of the Month for October.
Claire has been a volunteer with Animal Friends Humane Society since June of 2013, and she has volunteered a total of 187 hours and 53 minutes. Claire is passionate about animals and animal welfare.
Here is what Claire had to say about volunteering with Animal Friends Humane Society:
“I have always loved animals and have always wanted to help them. Volunteering at AFHS has given me a great experience of both helping animals find their forever homes and hanging out with all the loving dogs and cats. I have given a lovely cat a forever home as well. She was six when we adopted her and she was the most frightened cat at the time. She is now eleven and is the sweetest cat to a few and frightened of the rest. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to volunteer at an animal shelter. The only thing that kept me from doing so was my age, so luckily two days after I turned sixteen, there was an orientation. Volunteering has taught me to be patient and a little more social. My generation is so used to getting things right away and not waiting, but I have learned to be patient about the shy dogs and cats and helping others find their new family member. Volunteering at AFHS has taught me to be social and to talk to people more because I have always been a shy person. Animals are loyal and don’t care about color, ethnicity, or politics, and they will always be there to help in times of need, I guess that is why I love them so much. Volunteering at AFHS isn’t just volunteering for me it’s a part of my life. It’s like going to school, I have to go and I love it.”