January 3, 2013
I volunteer with NMDR as both a photographer and to assist in any other area needed. I have worked the cleaning detail on numerous days, fostered/adopted, docent duty, intake, arrivals, etc. I always feel welcome at NMDR and have met some wonderful people there...the best part, they all love the dogs as much as I do. The care, attention and love these dogs recieve is inspiring. There is no money wasted on anything that does not benefit the dogs. Recent contest winnings have gone to update the heating system and accomodations for the dogs. NMDR has been recognized by various organizations because of the wonderful work they do and dedicated team of volunteers working to educate the public. Everyone involved at NMDR, including Theresa Strader, works at the kennel to do whatever needs done for the dogs, including cleaning their pens and washing the dogs. As a photographer, I work to help people see the dogs that I see...the beautiful beings there really are...not the scared pups that arrive from some of the most horrible conditions imaginable. A skilled social media team works tirelessly to make sure the images of these beautiful pups get seen, get talked about, get noticed. NMDR reaches out for volunteers regularly...not because we don't have them, but because everyone should have a chance to do something so meaningful. A little dog named Wags, who I never knew, but was saved by NMDR inspired me to volunteer. It was one of best thing I've ever done.
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