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Pet Rock Fest
September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at the 21st annual Pet Rock Festival as we honor one of our own, Shelter Manager, Kathy Jamieson with a Pet Rock Hero award!
KATHY JAMIESON has been caring for the Worcester Animal Rescue League’s shelter animals since November of 1994. That’s 25 years, just under a quarter of WARL’s 107-year history, that Jamieson has devoted her time and love to helping animals in need. “Kathy treats every pet like it is her own,” said the shelter’s director, Allie Tellier. “Some are more excited to see her than they are to see their owners! Her compassion to every being – human or pet – is unmatched. It’s an honor to work alongside her and the rest of the staff at WARL.They inspire me each day.”
According to Tellier, Jamieson has a way with animals that is hard to describe. A “natural talent,” she calls is. Her ability to calm a frightened cat, befriend a shy dog or cuddle an orphaned kitten allows these animals to regain their trust of humans.
“She can touch the untouchables, transforming them from wallflowers too scared to eat into snuggly pets ready to complete a family,” said Tellier. “She treats people with the same care and compassion, which makes everyone feel like they’re part of the family. In her 25 years at WARL she has made a tremendous impact on the lives of thousands of pets and people, and I’m honored to work along side of her.“