runs exclusively on the steam of our volunteers' time and
energy and expertise. We are blessed with wonderfully talented
[read about our other featured volunteers]
This month, meet Mary Portelly, web volunteer!
with my husband, Ken and lab mix Troop at the 2001 Bark
husband and I adopted Casper 8 years ago from the Humane Society
of Fairfax County - from a girl who (in my opinion) was doing
a wonderful thing with her spare time - so once Casper was
settled into our home, I decided to start volunteering too
and have never looked back!
my paying job, I am a computer programmer and for the past
few years, I have been getting into web development so I now
also update the website for the SPCA
of Northern Virginia. I find this extremely rewarding
and still get a thrill every time I hear that an animal was
placed because the person saw him/her on the website.
is a husky mix. He got me started volunteering in animal
the Metropets site, the main pages that I work on are the
Sage" section, the Dog
Park page and the Having
Fun with your Dog page.
love "Ask Sage" because it enriches the pet owning
experience for the readers and (indirectly) helps animals
stay in their homes. The other two mirror my favorite activities!
check our web site for more stories about our volunteers. If
you are a volunteer and would like to submit your story, please
write to firstname.lastname@example.org!