The RASKCAL Reporter| Issue # 39| May 2020

The RASKCAL Reporter

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RASKC honors Volunteer of the Month: Joyce Grajczyk


Meet Joyce! RASKC is extremely pleased to honor Joyce Grajczyk as Volunteer of the Month. She is one of the hardest working volunteers and one of the very few volunteers who has received at least three written kudos from staff.

For example, Animal Control Officer Diana Fowler wrote, “Has Shelter Helper Joyce been a Volunteer of the Month yet? If not, she should be. She is such a hard worker, always looking for things to do, always lending a helping hand, very sweet and friendly, and usually stays way later than her scheduled time just to finish her tasks.”

To read an interview with Joyce, go to our website or blog.

If you are interested in becoming a RASKC volunteer, please check back after the governor’s Stay Home order has lifted. If you are especially interested in foster training, however, RASKC is ready to onboard you. Click here and scroll down to the Getting Started section. Click on the plus sign, then watch training modules #1, #2, and #4 and answer the quiz questions. We look forward to working with you!

Spotlight shines on Outstanding New Volunteer Moe Amalla-Walter


Meet Moe! RASKC is super happy to shine the spotlight on Moe Amalla-Walter as an Outstanding New Volunteer. When RASKC is operating normally, Moe volunteers twice each week- on the Early Morning Cat Crew and on our Cat Meet & Greet Team. She even enlisted her delightful 83-year old grandmother Shirley to volunteer too!

Moe is very skilled and extremely reliable. She’s 24 years old and a resident of Auburn. Moe grew up with pets and comes from a family of animal lovers. Some of her aunts rescue horses. Another aunt nurtures birds in a large aviary.

Moe works as a figure-skating coach. She also volunteers both as the Test Chair and the Membership Chair for the Kent Valley Figure Skating Club. Moe says, “It can be stressful at times, but at the end of the day it’s nice knowing that I helped a skater get closer to their dreams.”

When asked about her volunteer work at RASKC, Moe responded, “It has been so fulfilling. The Early Morning Cat Crew (EMCC), while definitely more labor intensive, is one of the best jobs. There’s an entire two hours between the end of the shift and when the public is allowed in, when I can pet all the cats that I want. Plus, I have a great EMCC team that I work with! I would be lost without them. Cat Meet & Greet is great, because I get to play matchmaker with people and cats. Nothing feels better than knowing I helped a cat find a good home. And I get to do with this with my grandma, which makes it twice as fun. RASKC is just a great place to volunteer at. 😊”

We hope that Moe and Shirley continue to swizzle and twizzle at RASKC for many years!

What’s happening @ RASKC

RASKC resumes shelter adoptions, by appointment