The Humane Society of Sarasota County's volunteers generously give their time and talents, which enables HSSC to continue to save lives and expand our services for our community. With so many resources required to provide care for our animals, it would be impossible to fulfill our mission as the area’s premier no-kill shelter without our volunteers.
Karen Zinn is one of Jack of all trades volunteer! You can often find Karen driving to offsite events, helping in our Obedience Training classes, matchmaking, mentoring and walking dogs. She works with some of our hard to handle dogs helping them gain the skills needed to make them more adoptable.
Karen started with us here at the shelter after she lost her Pomeranian dog, Furby that she had for 13 years. Working with the dogs here is rewarding both for her and the dogs. Since February of 2014 you can find her here almost every day of the week!
She met her partner in Connecticut where she was born and raised, and they have been together for over 40 years! They have had wonderful careers with big companies and are happy to be retired. Karen and her partner Kathy worked with Arabian horses when they lived in Arizona for almost 20 years. It was fun and it helped with their dog training skills. There is a lot that crosses over. They decided to move to Florida to be closer to family in 1992. We are so lucky to have this wonderful lady as a part of our Volunteer family!