It’s in her name, Jane Super is more than just a great volunteer … she’s SUPER! At 76-years-young, she is a plays an important role in both the ADL Thrift Shoppe and Get Fit with Fido program. Jane grew up in Uvalde, Texas … but has since lived in eight different states and Johnston Island. She spends half of the year in San Antonio and the other in California with her son and daughter. While she is here, she devotes her spare time to enriching the lives of the animals at the ADL. One way to do that is by helping in the ADL Thrift Shoppe, where the proceeds from all of the sales go directly back to the care of the dogs and cats. Jane is also one of the most committed “Get Fit with Fido” volunteers. She is able to take dogs to local parks for exercise!
“The ladies in the Thrift Shoppe are such fun to be around that it is a pleasure to volunteer there. The newly instituted Fido program is an excellent program for both dogs and the people working with them. It gives the individual and the dog a chance to get to know each other and feel more comfortable together in a lovely setting. It was how I met Jay.”
Jay, now name “Pip,” is a handsome Manchester terrier mix who came to the ADL. He was quite shy, but Jane didn’t let that deter her one bit. She took him on Fido Walks every week and fell in love. She kicked off the month of May by adopting him … and now they can go on walks together whenever they feel like it!
Jane has this advice for anyone who may be interested in volunteering: “There is a basic need in everyone to contribute in some way to society. Working at ADL allows me to feel I am helping make things a little better.”