What would you do if you couldn’t afford your pet’s vet visit, medications, or life-saving surgery, or you came down with an illness and couldn’t care for them? “It's such a nice thing to have an organization willing to help,” says Judy, who has three sweet birds of her own—Peanut, a Conure, and Whitey and Blue, her parakeets.
Judy learned about Phinney’s through an article in The Boston Globe back in 2014 and we’re so glad she did. Intrigued by Phinney’s mission statement, Judy thankfully reached out to us and has been paying it forward as a dedicated volunteer ever since.
“Saving pets and people from falling into discouragement and despair makes the time spent volunteering worthwhile,” Judy, who currently serves as Phinney’s president, says. In the end, she adds, “It all comes down to the people.”
For anyone who’s inspired to volunteer, the reality is that there are many people in Massachusetts facing upsetting situations and could use more help, she notes. “I feel very gratified when I’m able to help them keep their pets and to hear how appreciative they are,” Judy says.
Join the Fabric of Phinney’s!
Together, Phinney’s volunteers weave a fabric that blankets people and pets with love. Visit phinneys.org/volunteer if you would like to help us grow our special “quilt” by volunteering your own time and talents.