Rescue Journal

To Shelagh

Ali  ·  Jun. 9, 2016

Submitted by staff member Erin

Today sucked balls. But it could’ve been worse.
To Shelagh.
I want to tell you how much you are appreciated. I want you to know that we notice the things you say are “little” and “not important”. All things done by someone, for someone else, are important. When SAINTS needs something, you are there to do it. You are always one of the first to volunteer to do things, no matter what it is that needs to be done. You do tons of open house duties year after year, and the hard stuff, the shit nobody wants to do. You always lend a hand anywhere and everywhere, and yesterday and today Renee and I would have really been screwed if not for your help. Yesterday the house was short staffed and today we had multiple vet runs and very simply we would not have got our work done without your help. You make shitty days like today not so bad, not so rushed, giving us more time to concentrate on other things. For days now you’ve been deep cleaning and painting in the house. You do all our yard maintenance, mowing, gardening, keeping the memorial garden looking great, buying all the animals special food at the best prices you can find, taking the recycling, transferring animals. We notice. We appreciate it. Maybe some of these things are small, but all these things matter and we really want to say…
THANK YOU Shelagh!


Linda Ciccozzi are definitely an asset to SAINTS. All the time you spend organizing, scheduling, sending emails containing important info together with all your other duties. You are a special person who is truly appreciated. Thank you Shelagh!


Shelagh, I am so thankful that someone (Erin) was able to put into words and share with everyone all that you do for Saints. You have been all this and more for years & always with a smile and a laugh. I always look forward to Wednesdays, any day that I know you are at Saints is a good day☺

Anne Seward

Shelagh, it's obvious you do all this work with no expectation of recognition but you are so deserving of it.


Isn't it great when someone takes the time to appreciate and thank someone else for supposedly little things that mean so much? I love this post....good on ya Shelagh.....and good on you too Erin !