ACC’s Volunteering to Learn (ViTaL) team headed out for their first volunteer excursion last Friday, January 15, 2016. A group of four ACC faculty and staff took pet supplies donated by the ACC community and spent the morning volunteering at the Littleton’s Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.
Here we are departing from ACC with all the wonderful pet supplies donated by the ACC community:
Left to right: Meredith Tofield, Josie Mills, Amanda Johnson, Diana Hornick
Erin Liebner of the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley welcomed us, and we took a short visit to the cat room while she arranged our plan for the morning.
Adoptable cat at Human Society
Amanda pets Starvin’ Marvin
Adoptable cat at the Humane Society
Another cat for adoption at the Humane Society
Erin then set us up with the task of cleaning out the shed where they store food and supplies for the animals. It was a chilly but sunny morning, and we worked together happily rearranging the bags of food and treats so that the floor was clear, and everything was easy to find.
Before and after photos below
Humane Society food storage before.
Amanda and Meredith organizing pet food storage.
Humane Society pet food storage after ViTaL team organized it.
Once we’d finished our work in the shed, we headed back inside where we were rewarded with some time to visit with the dogs.
Dog available for adoption from the Humane Society.
Another dog available for adoption
Another available dog at the Humane Society
Another dog ready to find its forever home.
We then helped out washing dishes, refilling treat containers, and mopping the floor in the main meeting area.
We loved spending the morning at the Humane Society meeting the wonderful volunteers and visiting the animals who need a home.
Left to right: Meredith Tofield, Diana Hornick, Josie Mills, Amanda Johnson
ViTaL welcomes students, faculty, staff, and administrators to join us in serving the community. Many more opportunities will ensue in the coming months. Contact Josie Mills or Diana Hornick for more information.
by Josie Mills, ACC English Department Chair