The Fur Kids Foundation board of directors want to give a huge shout out to Shannon (Smith) Henshaw as the February 2017 Volunteer of the Month!
Late in 2016, Shannon came to the Fur Kids Foundation board with an idea from some students at Gillette College. These students wanted to host a fundraiser to benefit an animal charity in Gillette, and Shannon suggested Fur Kids. By the beginning of 2017, we learned that the Gillette College Student Senate had selected Fur Kids Foundation to benefit from their upcoming Dashing Dinner Dates bachelor auction. At this event, Fur Kids Foundation board members were invited to speak about what we do and share some success stories. We’re very pleased to announce that this paw-some group of college students raised more than $560 for Fur Kids! All of this was possible because Shannon spoke up about Fur Kids Foundation when the Student Senate was looking for a charity. Thank you, Shannon!
Shannon has been with the Foundation since September 2015, when her and Spencer attended Pet-A-Palooza! Shannon also encouraged Spencer to become a volunteer with the Foundation. The duo has helped Fur Kids by volunteering at events such as Pet-A-Palooza and Pooch Plunge, as well as helping us find sponsors and attendees for events. She and Spencer have two dogs, Kona and Partner (who won our Small Dog Showdown at Pet-A-Palooza in 2015), and a horse named Benny.
The Fur Kids Foundation board would also like to say best wishes to the couple, as they were married on February 24!
Thank you Shannon (and Spencer) for joining our pack! We’re so happy to have you as volunteers. We’re always posting how paw-some our volunteers are, and we sincerely mean it. If you have seen a volunteer go above and beyond, please contact us.
Did you know that Fur Kids Foundation is a 100% volunteer ran organization? We're able to help sweet animals and their families because of the dedication of our volunteers who plan and work fundraisers, promote the organization and support our community. Our volunteers are our heroes. If you are interested in learning how you can help us help more animals in Campbell County, Wyoming, please complete our application online or email Fur Kids Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.