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Volunteer of the Month: Sept. 2017

Lizzie McDevitt

Every month, Animal Care & Control features a volunteer who's making a difference for the animals at the shelter.

Meet the September Volunteer of the Month, Lizzie McDevitt.

How long have you volunteered with the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter?

My first shift with the shelter was on July 22, 2017.

Why did you decide to start volunteering with us?

I love helping animals find happy, safe and loving homes. I worked with a Pitbull Rescue when I lived in North Dakota before moving here to texas.

What is your favorite volunteer activity to help with?

I love working at the Petsmart Adoption Center. Its a lot of fun and I love getting to interact with all of the different animals and people.

What is your fondest memory from volunteering at the shelter?

I would say that every happy face when someone finds their Fur Baby is what always warms my heart. Or getting to play with the Pups at the shelter and watching them come out of their shell and be comfortable around people as they get used to you and learn to trust you. It’s an amazing feeling.

What is something you have learned from volunteering at the shelter that you wish everyone knew?

Every animal needs love. We often gravitate towards the small “cute” puppies, but the big dogs need somewhere safe and warm to call home too. I feel like people often times look over the big dogs and choose the puppies instead because who doesn’t love a puppy, but the big dogs are just as cuddly and loveable.

What do you do for fun when you’re not volunteering?

I spend my free time reading a book cuddled up on the couch with my “pack” of animals at home. I love baking and cooking, hanging out with my friends, but at the end of every day, I have to get my cuddle on with the pack while I catch up on TV or read whatever book has caught my interest.