This week we wanted to share a story about another of our behind the scenes volunteers who continues to support HWAH, even though we are closed:
I began volunteering at HWAH in February of 2016. I had learned about the sanctuary from a friend and colleague who had recorded a news story about Sher for County Cable Montgomery. I’m not exactly sure what drew me to volunteer then. But at the time, I had an aging dog, Sandy, who was incontinent due to a tumor on her bladder, as well as a little deaf. I couldn’t imagine not continuing to care for her through those senior years. So I guess I wanted to help the woman who had dedicated her life to helping animals with special needs, whether those needs were due to aging, or some affliction.
But now, I can honestly say that my motivation for volunteering at HWAH is a bit more selfish. I gain so much more than what I give. Since I first started volunteering at HWAH, I lost my mom in 2017, my dad in 2018, and my husband in 2019. Throughout it all, Sher and the pups were there. Having a connection to HWAH, being able to talk with Sher and the other volunteers, as well as snuggle with the animals, gives me a purpose, a refuge, a chance to move forward.
Thank you Sher.
And a quick word from Sher about Barbara