She sings, hopes to become a veterinarian and is one of our youngest turnout volunteers.
But she’s only ours for a couple more months.
Jasmine Davis graduated last month from Steele Canyon High School. It was during the one-hour bus ride (up at five, at the bus stop by six) from her home in Alpine to school that she kept passing the GAC complex and became interested enough to check us out online. “I’ve always wanted to help animals,” says Jasmine, who began volunteering with us in November 2016. She’s now a regular on the Sunday 3-6:30pm turnout shift.
In mid-September, Jasmine heads for UC Davis, where she’ll focus on becoming a vet. And she’ll find a choir to join to continue her love of singing. But she promises to return to GAC during school breaks and during the summer.
“I like the fact that volunteering at GAC helps me relieve stress.” Of course, her involvement at the kennel has had a major impact on relieving stress on the animals. She especially points to the three shy girls — Connemara, Orleans and Macallan (recently adopted). “I love that they’re slowly letting more people pet them. It’s been so much fun watching them grow.”
While she’s grown to love this breed, there’s no room at home for a greyhound. A dog (mix), cat, bird, and snake already reside there, and Jasmine says a greyhound just wouldn’t work right now, especially with her about to head to college. But some day, there could be a greyhound adoption in her future.
All of us at GAC will treasure the time Jasmine puts in until she leaves for school, and we wish her great success as a future vet!