DPA’s Pawsome People: April 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

“Laura is one of those amazing volunteers you wish you could clone! She is a steadfast member of the DPA! social media team, someone I can always rely on. Her creativity and passion for animals really comes through on our Instagram channel, which is a key component of our marketing structure. Without her dedication to helping us promote animals in need, DPA! wouldn’t be able to save the lives we do or find the perfect forever families for so many cats, dogs, and other amazing pets.” – Amanda Peterson, DPA! Social Media Manager

What is your current role?

I work as the Social Media Coordinator for the Instagram channel.

How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA?

I became great friends with someone who volunteered at DPA and spoke very highly of the organization. I was fairly new to Dallas at the time, and was looking for ways to get involved in the community. As someone who cares deeply about animals and their rights, DPA seemed to be a great opportunity encompassing ways to give back that are truly important to me. Since I work on the social team, I have the unique opportunity to spread the word to a large audience about animals in need.

What are you most passionate about at DPA?

I am passionate about DPA’s mission. In particular, they have an impactful mission which is to rescue animals that are close to euthanasia and DPA demonstrates that all animals deserve a chance to live a long, healthy life, and be with a happy family.

What are some words of wisdom to new DPA Volunteers?

Try to be as active as you can and attend any DPA hosted events. It can be a great way to meet other like-minded people. It will give you the opportunity to meet new friends, interact with the adoptable pets, and learn more about DPA.

Give us a fun fact about you!

I love traveling and my favorite destinations often include an area near an ocean or a national park where there is a grand mountain range.

Be Pawsome like Laura. Apply to be a Dallas Pets Alive! volunteer today!

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