Be A Volunteer Hero

Jason Kennedy, our volunteer in the spotlight, is an animal caretaker at our new Adoption and Education Center. He works a steady schedule each week.

He began volunteering with AT4P more than four years ago as a very eager 20-year old who was interested in helping us improve the lives of the cats and dogs in our care. He has developed into a highly motivated young man who takes his responsibilities very seriously and is always willing to lend a hand with any task. He especially enjoys grooming and exercising the dogs and cats and always manages to give special attention to those who were abused and abandoned. He wants them to feel that they are loved and safe.

He is knowledgeable about each pet’s personalities and is eager to share. “The animals need me and I want to show them I care,” Jason tells visitors.

Jason’s life has not been easy. His mother passed away when he was a young child and he had an illness that resulted in a coma that lasted over a month. He recovered but has been left with some learning and visual challenges. He has a high school diploma and is working to obtain a drivers license. Jason enjoys video games in his spare time.

His enthusiasm for life makes him a joy to be around. He has a ready smile, a great personality, and keeps the other volunteers laughing. We are grateful to him and also his caretaker-aunt who willingly provides his transportation. Stop by the center and say hello and see for yourself what a great inspiration he is.

A Time 4 Paws is a no-kill nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Crossville, Tennessee. Our mission is to provide and promote the education and programs necessary to eliminate the killing of homeless dogs and cats and to prevent cruelty to animals.