GDI- Wake Animal Shelter

Cat Hair and Dog Kisses: ShareFile volunteers at the Wake County Animal Center

Written by on July 3, 2013 in Community - No comments

So far this year, the ShareFile team has volunteered with five different organizations as part of the Citrix Global Day of Impact program, through which all Citrix employees can use a paid volunteer day to serve their communities around the world. Recently, several ShareFile team members spent a Friday working at the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC), our local community animal shelter that takes in lost, stray, abandoned and surrendered animals from the community.

The center’s staff was spread thin while preparing for the their largest annual adoption event, so our team was able to step in and provide some much-needed attention to the dogs and cats that were preparing for their “forever homes.” ShareFile employees spent the day cuddling and walking dogs, as well as spending quality time with adoptable cats. Socializing and exercising the animals not only gives them a chance to stretch their legs and let out some energy, but  also allows them to have valuable human interaction time that helps them prepare for their new families and homes.

By the end of the day, our team was covered in cat hair and dog kisses, and the animals were ready for Saturday’s big adoption event. Two of our employees even adopted new best friends after volunteering.

Meet Sadie, formerly Hannah (adopted by myself)

Meet Diego, formerly Henderson (adopted by Sarah Kordulewski with our Enterprise Sales team)

Want to learn more about how you can help the animal shelter? Stay up to date on the Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center Facebook page.

About the Author

Sarah Gardiner is a senior member of the ShareFile corporate sales team. She joined ShareFile in February of 2011, prior to its acquisition by Citrix, and is currently a part of the inbound sales team as well as the event coordinator for ShareFile’s community service organization, SHARE. She has a degree in marketing and communications from East Carolina University.