DPA’s Pawsome People: May 2022 Volunteer Spotlight

“I nominated Markita because she is one of those dependable behind the scenes volunteers that doesn’t get the credit she deserves. Markita is responsible for searching through all of our emails to find  and enter all the medical expenses into a spreadsheet. Though it’s not glamorous and hands-on, tracking our vet costs and allocating them correctly is a giant weight off of my shoulders and allows me to focus on the health and well-being of our foster animals. 

In the past, Markita has fostered kitties and saved countless lives, but these days, she’s been traveling the world with her family. Despite keeping a dizzying travel schedule, she finds time to help make sure that our receipts are entered correctly and on time. Markita is communicative and checks in regularly if she needs help, or has a scheduling conflict. I love that as her schedule has evolved, that she’s kept DPA in her life, but just in a different way. The medical team loves Markita! .” -Jessica D., DPA’s Medical Director

DPA! PAWSOME PEOPLE: Markita HG is DPA! PAWSOME PERSON! Markita HG’s essential work helps to keep our organization running smoothly. Her work helps our Medical team support as many companion animals as possible. Read more about her work here::

What is your current role?

Medical Administrator for invoice categorization under Jessica D. 

How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA?

Melissa F. encouraged me to be a foster at the beginning of the pandemic.  I fostered 22 felines that year and took on the medical invoicing role as well!

What are you most passionate about at DPA?

That DPA! puts the welfare of animals as a priority. 

What are some words of wisdom to new DPA Volunteers?

Ask questions, because there are so many cogs in the machine of DPA.  And there are so many ways you can make a difference.  

Give us a fun fact about you! 

I love to travel. This month I have been to the Bahamas, Florida coast, Bali and Australia.  I take pictures of cats wherever I go! 

Be Pawsome like Markita. Apply to be a Dallas Pets Alive! volunteer or foster today!

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