SAAV is delighted to feature one of our volunteers, Lauren McManus! Lauren began volunteering with SAAV earlier this year after attending a SAAV event. She loves animals and is passionate about protecting them from harm and abuse. SAAV caught up with Lauren so that you could get to know her and learn why she donates her valuable time to SAAV.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, two dogs - Cookie Bear and Noodles. Cookie Bear is a 2.5 yr old Yorkiepoo and Noodles is a 1 yr old Cockapoo.
What four words would people who know you use to describe you?
Empathetic, advocate, outgoing, and passionate.
If you could live anywhere in the word where would you live?
Long Island, NY. I was born and raised there. I have always loved it!
What would your dream job be?
Marriage & Family Therapy. I have a Masters in Psychology and hope to use my talents to help many couples and families!
What motivates you to work with SAAV?
My husband and I went to a Madison Capitols game a while back and received a dog bag that was sponsored by SAAV. I looked into the organization and started crying just thinking about the struggle these victims face having to leave their pets with their abuser. By working with SAAV, I can raise awareness and educate others about this alarming issue, and hopefully help protect the weak.