Since joining the OC Animal Care volunteer team on September 6, 2007, Pat Highfill has become a valuable member of the program and dedicated more than 1,120 hours of service. Over the years, she has developed her skills as a dog walker, cat socializer, kitten nursery attendant and customer service representative. To date, Pat has cared for thousands of cats, dogs and kittens with the number one goal of matching each animal with its very special forever home. In addition to working directly with the animals, Pat leads several shelter tours throughout the year to introduce young people to the role of OC Animal Care and educate them on important issues related to responsible pet ownership.
Pat’s dedication to the shelter reaches far beyond her daily interaction with the animals. Through her participation in several on- and off-site events, she has developed a wide range of skills that enable her to effectively promote pet adoption, including the creation of attention-grabbing posters and set up of colorful displays. Whether working in the shelter or at a community event, Pat is always available to lend a helping hand and completes each volunteer assignment with enthusiasm, commitment and care.
In addition to her other contributions, Pat is an exceptional ambassador for OC Animal Care. Her volunteer involvement has strengthened the shelter’s relationship with individual community members and local groups. Her genuineness and openhanded attitude motivate other volunteers to team up with staff in carrying out the work of OC Animal Care.
Over the years, Pat has consistently made a positive impact through her volunteer efforts with OC Animal Care. Her caring nature and pleasant personality are a welcoming sign to children and adults who interact with her at the shelter and during community events, and her exceptional communication skills enable her to handle an array of inquiries from the public. Pat’s long-term volunteer commitment is making a significant difference for countless animals sheltered at OC Animal Care, especially those who have found their forever homes as a result of her involvement.
Thank you and congratulations to Pat Highfill, recipient of the Excellence in Volunteerism Award Winner!
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