Katy is an outstanding volunteer! Her roles (like many) aren’t flashy, and she doesn’t get in as much kitten cuddling time as she’d like. Yet she’s had an incredibly positive impact on everything from adoptions to education to fundraising (and so much more!) for the Seattle Animal Shelter. In her volunteer role as the shelter’s social media coordinator, Katy juggles what is, for many other organizations, a paid full-time job. For Katy, it’s a labor of love. She has honed the shelter’s social media presence – including reaching a following of 10,000 fans on Facebook, supporting 26 volunteer teams and promoting thousands of adoptable animals.
The impact of her efforts is felt throughout our organization, and so many animals and adopters have her to thank for lifesaving introductions. And this is in addition to the many other roles Katy has graciously volunteered for over the years, including lead positions for the Furry 5K (SAS’ biggest fundraiser of the year) and our Marketing and Events Team. Suffice it to say that Katy rocks, and SAS is incredibly luck to have her.
Online voting is open until Aug. 12, 2016. The three nominees with the highest number of votes will be announced and honored at the FUTY (From Us to You) Festival celebration on Aug. 21, 2016. Hosted by MudBay, the FUTY Festival is a celebration of all animal welfare volunteers and staff held at the historic Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. The winners of the FUTY Festival Volunteer of Excellence award will each receive a $1,000 cash prize, and their organizations will also receive a $1,000 donation from Mud Bay.