Volunteer of the Month

Mike Grady

1. When did you start volunteering at the shelter?

About six months ago in May of 2022.

2. What’s your favorite part of volunteering?

Feeling that I’ve given dogs a break from sitting in their kennel pens without enough interaction with people.Realize the importance of the work helping at the Humane Society. There are good days and not so good, and hard days, but don’t give up since the contribution to the animals’ lives is so worthwhile.

3. If you could give one piece of advice about volunteering, what would it be?

Realize the importance of the work helping at the Humane Society. There are good days and not so good, and hard days, but don’t give up since the contribution to the animals’ lives is so worthwhile.

4. Why are you so passionate about the work we do?

Dogs are so totally in the present moment, intently involved in the immediate world of scent, constantly investigating and registering the complex terrain around them, looking for new pathways and areas to explore as well as following routes they have taken before. Every one of them deserves a chance at a full, well spent life.

5. Any special stories you'd like to share?

I met my dog of 14 years when he was a puppy at the MCHS. He climbed into my lap and named himself by grabbing the zipper handle of my jacket in his little mouth. My heart told me Zipper (King-of-the-Sun- Dogs) was the one to share life with.