Frances Schuster

Excellence in Volunteerism Award Winner

OC Community Resources
OC Animal Care

ACTION: What does the volunteer do?

Frances Schuster is an incredibly special volunteer, and her dedication and passion for animals is truly remarkable. She volunteers at OC Animal Care several days each week and is always the first to ask what she can do to help. Frances is making a tremendous difference in the lives of our furry friends. She helps enhance services for shelter visitors and provides incredible support for OC Animal Care staff. Over the past three years, she has volunteered more than 1,300 service hours.

NEED: What community or agency need does the volunteer address?

Frances is one of OC Animal Care’s loyal dog walkers. She makes sure that every dog receives ample playtime and attention. She spends countless hours getting to know each dog’s personality and is eager to share that information with potential adopters. Frances participates in the shelter’s special events and assists with adoption visits, customer service and kennel cleaning. In addition, she has been extremely effective in leading and organizing OC Animal Care’s laundry operations so that the shelter residents have plenty of clean blankets to curl up in and keep warm.

IMPACT: What is different as a result of the volunteer's service?

Frances’ impact is felt throughout OC Animal Care. She is instrumental in making sure that every dog receives the best of care while awaiting that special placement in a forever home. She walks dogs, cleans kennels, washes laundry and helps answer customers’ questions. No job is too big or too small for Frances to tackle!

INSPIRATION: What makes the volunteer unique/special?

Frances is unique because she is the ultimate go-getter. Whatever she is asked to do, she goes above and beyond in completing the task. She is a remarkable person and a committed volunteer who has become a vital member of the OC Animal Care team. Frances is definitely making an enormous impact in the life of each animal that she encounters.

Thank you and congratulations to Frances Schuster, 2010 Excellence in Volunteerism Award Winner!

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