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Volunteer of the Month: August 2018

Desirae Martinez

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

Meet the August Volunteer of the Month, Desirae Martinez.

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

I believe I have been volunteering since June.

Why did you decide to start volunteering with us?

I need college hours and I love being around the animals so it was the best place to do my hours.

What is your favorite volunteer activity to help out with?

Helping animals get adopted.

What is the strangest animal you have seen at the shelter?

A beaver.

How does volunteering benefit your community?

It helps the shelter a lot.

What advice would you give to volunteers who have just started out?

My advice would be do as much hours as you can at the end of the day it benefits the animals and the staff. To volunteer whenever you can, especially at mobile adoption events because it helps the pets get adopted.