North Carolina
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent
to them. That's the essence of inhumanity
.  -George Bernard Shaw

Volunteer Amy Braswell

Amy Braswell is one of our volunteers from Princeton. Some readers might remember Amy as the volunteer who created our newsletter for many months. She has been there from the start. Have you seen her be one of the hard working judges at both the Animal Fair and Barktoberfest? Amy also was on hand at the Selma Music Festival, and she sold a good number of tickets for the Mustang Raffle. It sounds like Amy has been pretty busy volunteering for the JCAPL right? Well, you haven't heard anything yet...

In early July, JCAPL received a phone call from the elderly owner of a couple of dogs whom we had met through our spay/neuter assistance program. She was going to the hospital for an extended stay and even after her release, she was not expected to be in any shape to take care of her pets. As luck would have it, Amy lives only 5 minutes away.

Since mid-July, Amy has gone to feed and play with ‘Sandy’ and her son ‘JimBo’, usually twice a day. These visits continue as of this date because their owner is still unable to get around well.

"I don't mind at all", Amy told me, while we watched the dogs run and play. "I really love them. I look forward to seeing and spending time with them. It was easy to get attached to them; they are so sweet and so good."

Sandy, who looks like a Norfolk Terrier is much smaller than JimBo, who is about the size of a Wheaton Terrier but the coloring of a Skye Terrier. Let’s just say they are part Terrier and a whole lot of cute!

"I come out and love on them and then just watch them run, they have a blast together and get all tired out", Amy said as both dogs hit the ground exhausted from their fun. "I am really going to miss this when their owner doesn't need help anymore."

Amy has committed four months to this shaggy duo, who obviously love her as much as she does them. Thanks so much Amy, for making Johnston County a better place to be an animal!



Amy with 'Jimbo'