Judy Shell is in our Volunteer Spotlight!

Judy Shell resizedWe are celebrating Judy Shell’s 15th year as a dedicated volunteer at Caring for Creatures.  During her many years of service, Judy has worn many different hats, including walking dogs and providing fun outings for them as she transported them to adoption events. At these same events, she also provided baked goods available for purchase, watched over the dogs, and/or worked at the sales table.  She’s also known for her hot dog grilling at Open Houses held at Caring for Creatures.  Judy is a wonderful dog walker because she is so calm.  The dogs love being around her.

In addition to her volunteer activities at Caring for Creatures, Judy and her husband have adopted two dogs from CFC.  In 2002 they adopted Trapper, who passed over the Rainbow in 2014. In 2005, they adopted Rusty who is a very happy member of the Shell family.  Rusty is a medium sized hound mix who gets very excited about going for walks in the neighborhood and at the dog park.

Judy Shell was born on Long Island and lived there until 1976.  She and her husband Forney found their way to Lake Monticello via California in 2000, and soon after they found Caring for Creatures.  In addition to her volunteer activities, Judy enjoys line dancing and ballroom dancing with Forney.  She plays Mahjong, enjoys reading mysteries, and does oil painting.  Forney works at Monticello and is a travel agent.  They also enjoy cruising and visiting children and grandchildren in Kentucky and Nevada.

When asked if she has a favorite CFC dog, Judy talks about Nova.  In her words, “She is a very sweet and loving girl.  She gets all happy and wiggly when I go to her pen to walk her.  She is a nice walker on her leash.” Nova, a 50 pound hound mix, is 9 years old.  She was born at the Sanctuary, adopted, and then returned in 2013 when her owner could no longer take care of her.

You can meet Nova at Caring for Creatures, or you can check her out at www.caringforcreatures.org.  If you head out to CFC, you might see Judy too!