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Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are such an important part of the Erie Humane Society. From walking dogs, cuddling cats, helping with events, providing love and compassion, to sharing our mission and everything in between, our volunteers do so much for our shelter and the wonderful pets in our care. Their service is priceless and their dedication is valued beyond explanation.

"Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands anxiously engaged in a good cause."

-Elder M. Russel Ballard

Volunteer Appreciation Events

2017 Volunteer Picnic

The Erie Humane Society staff, volunteers and board of directors gathered at Pepperoni Paulie's on Sunday, September 17, 2017 to celebrate the dedication and service of our volunteers. 12 individuals were honored with awards.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This award honors the volunteer who has contributed the most hours of service to the shelter. With over 300 hours, we congratulate Mari Costell!


Behavior and Training Award

This award honors volunteer contributions to the reward-based training programs for our shelter dogs. Congratulations to Julie Johnson and Kathy Sinnott.

Kathy and Julie

Cat's Meow Award

This award honors volunteers who have consistently dedicated their service to helping socialize our shelter cats. Congratulations to Mari Costell and Dar Fletcher!

Dar Mari

Faithful Companion Award

This award recognizes a committed parent/child team who partner together to help the animals at the Erie Humane Society. Congratulations to Carrie and Halle Murabito!

Carrie and Halle

Shelter Support Award

This award honors volunteers who's contributions are done "behind the scenes". Congratulations to Granny Gloskey and Barb Shannon!

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Tail Wagger Award

This award honors an outstanding volunteer who makes an effort to exercise and connect with as many dogs as possible when visiting the shelter. Congratulations to Renee Parker-Mitchell!


New Best Friend Award

This award honors a volunteer who is new to the Erie Humane Society, but has dedicated consistent time to helping our shelter pets significantly. Congratulations to Devin Kramer!