Humane society volunteer receives award

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005

Lauren Bryan, a sophomore at Greenville High School, was recently given an award of appreciation from the Butler County Humane Society after she completed 110 hours of volunteer work.

Bryan began volunteering at the Humane Society this past June.

She continued her work there until school started this fall.

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&#8220She has been the most dedicated teenaged volunteer we've had in the last three years,” Alan Ingram, Greenville Police Department/animal control officer, said. &#8220She has done a great service to her community, and she has proven herself to be a humanitarian through her successful efforts to place animals in good homes.”

Bryan had many responsibilities at the animal shelter, including cleaning the cages, bathing and worming the puppies, and giving the animals their shots.

Of course, getting to work with the animals was a highlight during her volunteer work, according to Bryan.

But, she's also appreciative of the experience she has gained these last few months.

&#8220I want to be a veterinarian and attend Auburn University's vet school,” Bryan said.

&#8220I really enjoyed getting to know the people I worked with at the shelter, and I want everyone to remember that they can adopt their next best friend from the animal shelter.”

Ingram said that Bryan's dedication to the shelter went above and beyond what was required.

&#8220We had had the same sign outside for about three weeks,” Ingram said, laughing. &#8220Lauren stopped by the shelter to fuss at us for not changing it sooner.”

Lauren Bryan is the 15-year-old daughter of Darren and Amy Bryan.