Alaqua Animal Refuge honors hero of the month

July 25, 2014

cathypotterCathy Potter is our very deserving Animal Hero of the Month for July.

Cathy works two full days a week in our “SVU” unit. The SVU unit is for smaller dogs, some with medical issues. Cathy has volunteered with Alaqua for just over two years and has no plans to leave. She truly enjoys working with the animals and being a part of their development, rehabilitation, socialization, and healing. Cathy cleans the houses and kennels, socializes the pups, gives them tons of love, feeds them, and makes sure they are safe, healthy, and happy in their environment. Cathy also takes them for field trips to the park, helps with the laundry at Alaqua, volunteers at special events, and has been a foster mom (a foster fail!) She works with a team of volunteers who work alongside the staff to create a safe haven for the smaller, more vulnerable dogs. We thank Cathy from the bottom of our hearts for everything she does for Alaqua! We couldn’t do what we do without our team of dedicated volunteers.

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 10,000 animals of all kinds since it’s inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention.

For more information about Alaqua and their adoptable animals please visit their website, Alaqua Animal Refuge is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon until 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Alaqua Animal Refuge at 850-880-6399 or go online at