Volunteer Writer: Marianne Walthier

Marianne with dog

Volunteer since: September 2016

Volunteer positions: Customer care and veterinary services at the Quebec Street Shelter

Why she volunteers: My lifelong love of animals inspired me to volunteer at the League, and I was at a point in my life when I had some extra time.

A favorite quote: “Variety is the spice of life.” – William Cowper

What’s one of the important or surprising things you’ve learned while volunteering at the DFL? What most impresses me about the DFL is the dedication and passion of both staff and volunteers. The lengths to which each department goes to ensure that every animal has a chance to get adopted is exceptional and heartening. Vets perform very specialized surgeries, in addition to routine spays, neuters and dentals. Transfer travels all over the country to pick up abandoned pets. Foster has a large number of volunteers ready and willing to care for animals in all stages of recovery. I feel truly honored to be a part of this organization.

What do you do when you’re not volunteering at the League? I work part-time at a veterinary hospital and can often be spotted walking my dog in Washington Park. My hobbies include travel, cooking, reading, enjoying cultural events like theater and art, hiking, and scrap booking.