Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer, Member, and Secretary of Membership
Tina Lindstrom is our volunteer of the month. Tina lives in Bark River on 84 acres; a perfect set up for dogs. She has a long history of dogs as pets. Her dad was a hunter, and there were always beagles around. Tina does not have beagles but a very interesting variety of pooches.
Her largest dog is Pinkie is a lab mastiff mix 6 years old and very shy. Her mom describes her as a 'sweetheart'. She has an auto immune disorder that is controlled with medication and fish oil. Tina knew something serious was wrong when her claws fell out! Molly is a 5 year old lab mix that thinks it's a puppy. Spartacus is a 9 month old addition to their dog family. After wanting a bulldog for many years they finally found one. He has proven to be extremely stubborn and very entertaining! How does Tina manage 3 dogs? She wishes Caesar Milan lived in Escanaba.
For exercise the dogs are allowed to run on their acreage and Tina rides the 4 wheeler and lets them chase her! The dogs are not allowed to go out without supervision, as there are coyotes in the woods. They enjoy swimming in kiddy pools in the summer, except for Molly the lab who doesn't even like the rain!
As is the norm in so many of our homes, all the dogs sleep on the bed. They are true omnivores; they eat bananas, carrots, apples, and pick their own green beans off the plant in the garden.
Tina is immensely helpful to us at the shelter. She is able to do computer work, and is a pro at answering the phones. When she shows up to work with us, we know we will have a good day! She is involved in all of our fund raisers, and lightens the load for us staff to tend to other things, like adoptions! We are hoping more of our volunteer will follow her lead, and take on some office duties.
Thank you Tina!