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Judi Richards, Volunteer of the Year 2016

Judi Richards is the ultimate cat whisperer. She shows so much love and care for the animals and staff – coming in three times a week to visit all her four-legged and two-legged friends. Judi makes sure that the cats are never missing out and if she notices a cat that isn’t getting enough love, you better believe she is the first one there to make sure it feels welcome and knows what a good loving hug feels like! When things get crazy at the shelter during busy season, Judi is always willing to jump in and help where needed! She never lets any of the cats be forgotten and always ensures they are well fed, cleaned and taken care of! She always goes that extra length to make sure both the staff and kitties are stress free! Judi also makes sure to provide the staff and other volunteers with tasty treats that she bakes each week, ensuring that each and every one of us finds a smile upon our face! We would not be the same without her and we all would be smiling a lot less without the sunshine that she brings with her every time she is here!

Past PHS/SPCA Volunteers of the Year (as voted by staff)

2015 | Carole Matteri
2014 | Cathy Goldschmidt
2013 | Debbie Dennis
2012 | Rich Obwald and his dog Stella Blue
2011 | Harry Stevens
2010 | Sara Cleary
2009 | Debby Grider
2008 | Cheryl Langhans
2007 | Tim Tyler
2006 | Sue Luna
2005 | Sue Oppenheimer
2004 | Wally Vollendorf
2003 | Francesca Lord
2002 | Dan Bone
2001 | Shelley Obwald
2000 | Deborah Robbins
1999 | Linda Racine
1998 | Clair and Betty Young
1997 | Shirley Spiros
1996 | Meme Harvey
1995 | Valerie Hubachek
1994 | Donna Jensen
1993 | Marge West
1992 | Frank Barrone
1991 | Diane Patrich
1990 | Elle Eggleston
1989 | Marilyn Porto



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