When Beth Margerison dropped off some donations at St. Hubert’s five years ago, adopting a dog was the last thing on her mind. But while at the shelter that day she spotted an adorable Redtick Coonhound, and after thinking about it overnight Beth returned the next day-- in the middle of a snowstorm-- to bring Sophie home.
She retired a couple of years later, and when she decided she was ready to commit to a schedule again, filled out an application to volunteer at St. Hubert’s. In the nine months since then, Beth has become invaluable. A fan of doing laundry, each week she cheerfully brings order to the chaos that is the laundry room. She assists Community Care Manager Jennifer Gregory with the voluminous paperwork generated by community vaccine clinics. And her cookies, brownies and coffee cake have become famous around the shelter. “Beth is awesome!” says Jennifer. “Not only is she a jack of all trades when it comes to helping in the office, but she is an amazing baker as well!”
Beth, who shares her home with 8 year old Sophie and Riley, a 3 year old Great Pyrenees/Lab mix, says she enjoys the flexibility of volunteering at St. Hubert’s, as well as the people she has met here. “I like that I’m doing stuff that is really helping; I feel appreciated.”