National Volunteer Week Comes to an End

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Kenny Arnold with "Petunia."
Kenny Arnold with "Petunia."

As National Volunteer Week draws to a close, the spotlight goes to Kenny Arnold, a volunteer at the Dog and Cat Shelter here in Sheridan.

Kenny began as a dog walker, taking the canines out and letting them burn off some energy and steam to now, the volunteer coordinator at the shelter who still walks dogs.

Kenny says volunteering helped him feel less guilty.

Kenny can't have a dog where he lives, but when he gets to the Dog and Cat Shelter, he has all kinds of pets for companionship. Cel Hope, director of the shelter, says their volunteers are a necessity.

It's a sad, but happy day when an animal finds a new home and family. For some of the “long-timers” held at the shelter, it's hard not to become attached. “Barley” was a friend that Kenny had to let go.

The Dog and Cat Shelter are constantly looking for volunteers. For more information call 674-7694.

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