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Volunteering at WAIF is a valuable experience | Letter

May 2, 2013 · Updated 5:11 PM


I’m writing to the town of Coupeville to encourage young and older people to volunteer at WAIF Animal Shelter.

The animals need the most love and care they can get due to no home, the employees can only do so much — the more help the better.

I volunteer there and the staff is so nice and welcoming, they teach you what to do step by step for the best of the animals.

For example, they show you how to get in an out of the dogs’ kennels before and after you secure their leashes and that you need to put a sign on the dogs kennel letting people know that the is already being walked.

For cats, they teach you how to clean cages and litter boxes with specific cleaning tools, some cats have diets so there’s different foods to give them.

I hope this letter can get you up and on your way to WAIF to let dogs enjoy the sunshine and fresh air and cats enjoying loving playing time and brushing.

Rhiannon Ellsworth



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