Our Golden Leash Award is given to those volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty.
June, 2016 Mickey Addison Greg Barker Fred Wanner
August, 2016 Heather Clarkson Karen & Bill Rowley
September, 2016 Cherry Delaune Peggy Vitolo Nancy Wilson
October, 2016 Bill Barwick Christine Grappone Melissa McClain Margaret Wienges
November, 2016 Ann Breard Bud Elliott Sean Gosnell
December, 2016 Julie Winters Mickey Addison
January, 2017 Janet Medinger Alesha Ronat Neil Couture
March, 2017 Teresa Key Lynn McNair, BSR alums Oscar & Elvis
May, 2017 Kelli Ostmeyer & JoAnn Calhoun Jeff Seignious and Palmetto Outfitters
June, 2017 BSR Volunteer Transporters
July, 2017 Karan Andrea Susan Stewart
August, 2017 Kathy Schenk Sutton Shaw
Volunteer Spotlight- Alesha & Rob Ronat
BSR is fortunate to have so many great fosters that step-up on a moment's notice. Then we have those fosters who, in addition to being flexible and available, are willing to take on the most difficult of cases. Alesha Ronat is one of those volunteers.
Most recently, we called upon Alesha to give up part of her weekend to drive hours and pick up a dog recently sprung from a shelter, without much by way of clues to his personality or issues. This dog has turned out to be one of our most difficult cases. With night terrors, PTSD type triggers and out of the blue fear responses, on the one hand and happy go lucky, loving manner at other times, this was a complex case that Alesha and her husband, Rob, have drawn on an infinite well of love and patience to guide this dog back from whatever trauma he had experienced before. For a dog like this, it isn's an hour or two a day. In addition to local support, BSR is fortunate to have a behaviorist and great veterinary support who assist, and it is truly a team effort. But, without that special foster willing to go the extra miles, a dog like this might well have a very different fate.
We thank Alesha and Rob for their tireless energy and passion. They give countless hours; lots of blood, sweat and tears....all to see a little brown go off to a life they deserve!
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