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Nicola Wattles

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Review for Fur A Good Paws Pet Assistance League, Flora, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering with Fur a Good Paws in February 2010 after seeing a flyer at the local vet clinic asking for volunteers with a love for animals. Over the next few years, I became passionately involved with the work this small all-volunteer nonprofit does in the community. I currently serve as the President with representation on the board, but I continue to enjoy being a community outreach volunteer encouraging the people I meet to spay-neuter their pets and helping make available the resources to do it. We live in the rural Midwest where we often face the challenges of pet overpopulation and an apathy towards spay-neuter. In the past 10 years, this organization has slowly but steadily built the groundwork for providing spay-neuter assistance alongside educating the public about the benefits of spay-neuter. This is done by posting educational material and about our spay-neuter voucher assistance at various locations/businesses, and by using online media (website, Facebook), and writing articles in the local newspapers. Our small team of volunteers organizes various fundraisers throughout the year (bake sales, donation cans, benefit suppers) to raise money for spay-neuter vouchers to be given for pets primarily targeting households with limited income. Our funds also help injured homeless pets get emergency veterinary treatment. We believe every litter counts. And by educating our community and stopping the cycle of breeding, we can greatly reduce pet euthanasia and homelessness.

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Role:  Board Member