Volunteers and Staff Member Cindy Scheel Honored at 2017 Volunteer Awards

Volunteers at the 2017 Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Staff Member Cindy Scheel on receiving a HILLTOP Award, and to MCAS volunteers Monica D., Gary L., Debbie S., Martha G., Patty C., Lucas K., Susan M., Jenni H., Sheila T., Robert B., and Sue S. who were honored with volunteer awards on June 29, 2017. We appreciate their exemplary service for the pets and people of our community.

Cindy Scheel, Homeless Advocate, Honored with HILLTOP Award

Cindy Scheel's mantra is "It doesn't take much to help a creature blossom and grow. It just takes love, time and patience." Cindy was honored on June 29th as the recipient of Multnomah County’s HILLTOP Award, an honor for those who have demonstrated tremendous capacity and caring in anti-poverty work.


MCAS Volunteers Honored at 2017 Multnomah County Volunteer Awards

  • Monica Depiero - Monica is dependable and always so friendly to clients and staff. You can tell that she really loves the animals and cares about volunteering here.
  • Gary Lamoureux - Gary is willing to help with whatever he can. He volunteers three days a week and is responsible for keeping the "Pitties in Pink" float in great condition.
  • Debbie Stegemeyer - Debbie is a morning potty walker two days a week. For the past four years, Debbie has shown up at 6 a.m. to walk very excited dogs. She also fosters dogs and is a Volunteer Mentor.
  • Martha Green - Martha consistently comes in every week and spends time with the difficult, un-socialized or fractious cats waiting to get their bearings here at the shelter. This is something that isn't always easy to do, as the cats often will reject her attentions and sometimes yell at her or call her names. Yet, she persists.
  • Patty Craig and her son, Lucas Klindt - We deeply appreciate Patty for encouraging and supporting her son’s interest in animals. We think she is wonderful, and Lucas is a very special young man!
  • Susan McNeill - Susan works in the kennels, and treats each and every one of the dogs as if they were her very own personal pets. She's great with clients and new volunteers, and if we ever have questions about a dog or need someone to keep an extra eye on them post-op, she's our go-to. She has fostered some medical respite dogs, as well.
  • Jenni Heslop - Jenni is a dog volunteer, mentor, foster, and parade walker. You name it, she's done it. She cares deeply about the animals in her care whether it’s at the shelter, or taking care of a litter of kittens in her home.
  • Sheila Thomas - The popularity of Sheila's Instagram page is a testament to her dedication as a foster volunteer, and personal investment into the Life-Saving-And-Adorable cause.
  • Robert Blake - Robert is steadfast to the mission of the shelter. You can find him in the cattery on any Saturday afternoon tidying up and helping cats find their forever homes. We can always count on Robert to be here ready, willing and able!
  • Sue Smith - Sue works two days a week, potty walking at 6am. She is great with the dogs and pays attention to health issues. Animal Health staff members are very grateful for this. She has fostered some dogs with medical issues, but her favorites are the really old ones that just need some tender loving care.