For 16 years, Volunteer Extraordinaire Patty Ford has been a
most faithful friend to the animals of the Healdsburg Animal
Shelter. Several days a week for a few hours, year in and
year out, rain or shine, Patty visits the Shelter ready to share
her time and attention with our animals. Patty walks dogs,
socializes puppies and offers some good-manners obedience training
to some of our overly- excited canines. Patty shares her
kindness with our feline guests as well, grooming and playing with
the cats, and offering love and kind words to our long-term
sheltered kitties. Patty is always willing to help
prospective adopters with her personal insights about choosing the
next love of their life, and bakes the most delicious cookies for
Patty's dedication and willingness to help is inspiring!
She is flexible, thoughtful, generous and always has a smile on her
face. The Healdsburg Animal Shelter has been most fortunate
to have her on board walking dogs, visiting with the cats, and
helping the staff and public wherever and whenever needed!
Congratulations, Patty, and thank you for your dedication,
commitment, hard work and absolutely outstanding volunteer service!
You have and continue to 'make a difference' to the many animals
entrusted into our care!
Happy 16th Anniversary Patty!