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April 2019

Alexia Brice

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

Meet the April Volunteer of the Month, Alexia Brice.

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

I’ve been volunteering at the shelter since November 2018.

Why did you decide to start volunteering with us?

I decided to start volunteering at the shelter because it’s required at school for everyone to get 100 hours to graduate from high school. I love animals so narrow down anything that deals with animals, so I searched what’s near my area. Chuck Silcox shelter was the closes to my school and house.

What is your favorite volunteer activity to help with and why?

My favorite activity to help with is the clinic because I want experience dealing with injured or sick animals. I’m hoping to become a veterinarian.

What are you reading, watching or listening to lately?

I’m reading three books that I got from the library at East Regional. The tree books are “My Nieghbor Seki” by Takuma Morishiga, “Amulet” by Kazu Kibuishi, and “Night of Cake and Puppets” by Laini Taylor. I’ve been watching “Aggretsuko” and listening to songs by My Chemical Romance and AJR.

What’s the best thing that happened to you in the month of December?

The best thing that happened to me in December is I got to spend time with my dad all day on Christmas.

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

I’m not good at giving advice but the best I could say is to do anything that’s in your comfort zone or that you love doing. Then more out your comfort zone step by step, don’t try to rush yourself out. Also just have fun, we all need breaks and time to our self.