In honor of our upcoming 10th Anniversary, we are continuing to highlight some of the amazing people who helped us get our start. This week, we’re featuring PAWS NY volunteer, Sarah Stevens. Sarah attended our very first orientation in 2009 and is still a volunteer with us to this day, making her our Longest Running Volunteer! Sarah has volunteered with several PAWS clients throughout the years and formed incredibly close friendships with each of them. She started volunteering as a way to give back, but found that through these new friendships, she gained just as much.

“PAWS NY entered my life during a time of great difficulty and through service to my fellow NYers, I found an incredible community and an open heart. PAWS NY changed my life and I couldn’t be more grateful for the work they do.”

One of her former clients, pictured here, is our late client Arnold and his pup Jade, whom Sarah visited every week for several years and helped to ensure that they could remain together as a family until Arnold’s passing. Since that time, Sarah, who is a graphic designer by trade, has volunteered to help PAWS NY with many design projects and campaigns, including our 10th Anniversary! ?

We are so grateful to Sarah and all of our amazing volunteers. Without them, we would simply not exist! Thank you Sarah for everything you have done and continue to do on behalf of PAWS NY!