Volunteer of the month at PrideRock
Our volunteer for September is Dawn Stupnicki
She has been a dedicated volunteer with PrideRock since February, 2007, and is from Waxahachie, TX. Dawn works for Workforce Solutions in Tarrant County, and is the Accounting Manager. She has been there almost as long as she has volunteered at Pride Rock. She is in charge of all the accounting at the main office in Fort Worth TX.
Right now she is in the process of working on obtaining her CPA certification; she is currently short 4 accounting classes, and is working on this now so she can start studying for the exams next year.
She loves working with the cats which provide her with unconditional love. Nothing makes her smile more than when the cats and wolves get excited to see her car pull up and everyone wants to say hello.
She says that “working with the animals is a very relaxing and calming experience, it’s amazing to be able to connect with such powerful animals and understand them. Each one has their own personality and it’s a joy to watch them have fun with the smallest of items - boxes, bottles, or cinnamon on a log.”
She goes on to say that that she likes all the cats but Elijah is her favorite tiger because she was able to spend time with him when he was little, she really enjoyed that experience. Jake is her favorite lion because he was the first cat that wanted to play with her. Casey is her favorite cougar because he is just so sweet. Blue is her buddy and she loves spending time with him, “he is the sweetest boy, and has a kind and gentle soul.”
We have been very blessed to have had Dawn with us for some many years. She has worked tirelessly and hard for many hours at a time and been there when nobody else was. We always knew we could count on her to bet there for us. Thank you Dawn for being a great volunteer!!!