2022 is coming to an end and boy has it been a busy year, so this month we celebrated the hard work of all of our amazing Volunteers and Fosters! Each volunteer brings incredible skills and talents to our team, making what we do possible. Within our volunteer crew, we have several volunteers that live and breathe the mission, dedicating hundreds of hours over the year helping with dog walking, doing laundry, socializing our cats, and assisting in our veterinary areas, just to name a few! The truth is all of our volunteers deserve the spotlight, as their effort, passion, and dedication are evident in all areas of our shelter! We are proud to introduce our 2022 award-winning volunteers!

Eager Beagles
Sally Miller, Wendy Baldur-Bradshaw, and the Thomas Family (Chris, Regina, and Vanya) have all contributed over 100 hours within 6 months or less of volunteering with KHS!

Pack Leaders
All of our Lead dog walkers are incredible, spending hours ensuring our dogs are getting quality time out of their kennel. Several of our Lead dog walkers dedicated over 300 hours in 2022 including Tina Chenevert, Molly Clark, Elizabeth Gale, Sandi Klein, Lisa Ottenbacher, and Gail Wilcox!

Caravan Crew
We have several dedicated Transfer volunteers that will help pick up animals at all hours of the day and night, and bring them back to KHS to start their new journey with us.These volunteers show true grit and determination by jumping in to help drive animals to and fro, even at 2am! A huge shout out to Pat Garrett, Ann Garrett, and Vickie Josal who have completed so many of our transfers!

Emerging Leader
Over the last year, we have been looking for ways to better support the development of volunteers and their skills, as they move forward in more leadership-focused volunteer roles. Thank you to our Lead Volunteers, Jennifer Heimerman, Lead Cattery volunteer, and Jennifer Parker, Claudia Sharpe, and Dan Bunch shifting into Lead Dog Walker roles!

Purrfect Pals
Feline enrichment is a vital part of keeping our cat population happy and the hours of socializing, reducing stress, and helping cats come out of their shell, sets them up for success in their new forever homes!