If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
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This week’s Staff Spotlight features Tina Grier, the Medical Services Supervisor at the Russell H. Perry Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic. We asked Tina a few questions about herself so we could all get to know her better!
In my position, I do all sorts of things, from the normal daily deposits, making weekly orders and scheduling appointments for rescues, to handling some of the more challenging clients. We all try to ensure each customer has a great experience and want to make sure they know we care about their pet as much as we would our own. And most importantly, I try to let every one of my team members know just how amazing they are because teamwork truly makes the dream work!
My main passions are animals (of course), cooking, spending time with my family and music. I have loved animals my whole life. It started when I was young when I would catch feral cats for the neighbors and tame them. It was a challenge, but always so rewarding. I currently have a farm that consists of lots of chickens (I love them so much!), a few cows, a mini horse, a donkey and my 3 dogs. We regularly go trail riding on our side by side in different states with a group of close friends. I love riding in the mountains! We have a mud bog and a race track in our backyard. My husband also has a karaoke and band set up, so there always fun to be had!
I did have a favorite animal in the shelter recently, named Addie. I loved her so much that I adopted her a couple of weeks ago! Her name is now Maddie and she is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. My kids are so in love with her! She is such a big sweetheart. I couldn’t have asked for a more loving dog for my family.
I always wanted to work with animals, I just wasn’t sure in what capacity. In high school I said I would love to be a veterinarian. As time went on my love of animals grew. Growing up with all types of animals from sheep to longhorn cows to dogs and feral cats, I learned to appreciate their differences and their individual needs. I was always told I should be a doctor or a nurse, but I decided that animals don’t have a choice. They can’t necessarily make the conscious decision to get help or to make their lives better. So why can’t I be that person? I have always wanted to work for an organization with a good reputation of really taking care of the animals and loving them like their own. I started working here in 2007 and found just that. That is how I got in animal welfare. This is where I fit in and I can never go back.
Stay tuned for more staff and volunteer spotlights – we’re eager to introduce you to more of the faces that make our organization so special!
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