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Quiet Hero – Laurie Brown

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The group I volunteer for: Pet Adoption League

What I do for the group: I help feed the feral cats with the trap, neuter and return program, and I foster cats. I also help deliver cat food and supplies to people who don’t have cars.

How I got involved: I’ve always been an animal lover. I signed up out in front of a local grocery store about four years ago.



Why I think this group’s work is important: I really believe in the spay-and-neuter program to control the homeless population of cats and dogs, and it really holds down the number that need to be euthanized.

The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job was: I’ve met some really wonderful people, and I’ve adopted three cats since I started.




The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: I just really enjoy helping animals and the people, too. It gives me a lot of satisfaction, knowing I can make a difference.

Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: None.

I’ve lived in Nevada County: Eight years.

The most important job that faces us as a community is: I think it’s really important that people show compassion and caring for all creatures.

I think volunteerism is important because: It’s a great way to support what you believe in and to support your community. You don’t need a lot of money to make a difference when you volunteer. Just your time is important.

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To suggest a western Nevada County volunteer for this feature, contact Dave Moller at davem@theunion.com or 477-4237.


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