"I started volunteering at CHQFPC because I wanted to start giving back to the community. Being an avid animal lover, I was immediately drawn towards their mission. In August 2017 I was privileged enough to start helping out on the floor during Saturday wellness clinic hours. I would help seat the guests, help hold their dogs while they filled out paperwork, and make sure the pets were kept at a safe distance. I’ve also probably done more loads of laundry there than at home! I wanted to help out in any way I could, wherever they needed me.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic spread, and we underwent quarantine, I could no longer go in. My husband, Brendan, at that point wanted to also get involved. While working with Debbie, we found a way to help even while quarantined. We started getting involved in the effort to implement a new filing system. Brendan has driven countless trips to grab hundreds of folders at a time for him to take home, where we had an assembly line to have them ready for the office. We’ve lost count, but we’ve assembled at least 10,000 folders, and we were happy to do every one. We continue to help with the filing system and have attended any feral cat spay day possible. We have a sincere love for CHQFPC and want to continue their mission far into the future! " ~ Christine