We are loving seeing the stories from our past attendees doing good works in and around their communities. Our post today is from Andrea Hearn, a children, family & pet photographer in Carlinville, Illinois. Andrea volunteers with her local animal shelter, and she’s sharing with us her heart for animals and ways that you can help in your own area. From Andrea:
I am a volunteer at the Macoupin County Animal Control and Adoption Center. This shelter is unique because it is one of the few shelters that act as both animal control and an adoption shelter, as well as being a no-kill facility. It is run on almost 100% donations and adoption fees. Macoupin county is a rural area, so administrator Buzie Bertagnolli is responsible for the entire county (870 miles total). Several years ago the shelter was in a tiny rundown shed, where almost every animal was euthanized. Today, through the T.A.I.L.S Foundation and other donations the shelter is in a beautiful new building and only dogs with severe aggression or untreatable illness or injury are euthanized.