Humane Society says ...
Volunteer SHELTER HELPERS are a pet's best friends
|Photo by Shonna Riggs|
ARF-ully nice of her, isn't it? Emily Gautreaux, 13, an R.K. Smith Middle School student, gives this lucky puppy a bath.
“Our junior pet volunteer program is for students 13 and older who are members of the St. Charles Humane Society,” said animal control supervisor Lee Anne Matherne.
“To become a member you have to fill out an application at the shelter.
“Once we receive the applicants’ information we observe how well the kids respond to the pets and also to our staff.
“Some kids go above and beyond in taking care of the animals.”
Matherne said she keeps 12 junior volunteers working throughout the year but can use all the extra help she can get.
Pet lovers Magaly James, 14, and Emily Gautreaux, 13, both from Luling, volunteered to help out at the shelter this summer.
“I love working with the animals - it’s fun,” Gautreaux said.
“I want to be a veterinarian, and volunteering here gives me experience.”
James says she enjoys the animals, but she won’t make a career of them. She wants to become a child psychologist.
“I just like to volunteer where and when I’m needed to support my community,” James said.
To apply to participate in the program pick-up an application at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter, 13875 Frere Road, in Luling.
“Every summer we pull in kids, who want to volunteer and learn about the animals,” Angie Robert, animal control officer told the Herald-Guide.
“They do things like bathe dogs and cats, play with, and feed the animals,” she continued.
“Cats especially can get claustrophobic staying inside the cages all day, so it’s nice to have the kids take them out an interact with them.”
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Festival of Charities crowned new royalty on Aug. 9 in Destrehan at the American...
Forty workers with AT&T’s Luling work center walked off their jobs at 7 a.m. today...
Targeting events with the most crowds, St. Charles Parish Public Schools has...
A hungry and prepared Jesuit team spoiled host Hahnville’s preseason jamboree...
A $1.4 million bid has been awarded to Barriere Construction Co. in Boutte to...
Molly the pony is a Sea Biscuit kind of story that offers the hope that anyone can...
Over 25 Years of Quality Sales, Service and Repairs on YAMAHA, MERCURY, EVINRUDE and JOHNSON Motors.
St. Charles Parish merchants question state’s tax holiday - 941 views
When numerous customers came into Stell Furniture Co. in Luling not knowing it was a sales tax holiday Aug. 7 - 8, owner David Stell couldn’t help but ask why.