Lydia Evans started volunteering about a year ago after adopting a dog from LHS. She is an attorney in Fredonia. She and her husband, Brian, have a son at Alfred State and a daughter in Fredonia High School. Lydia enjoys singing with a group in Buffalo, traveling, skiing, reading, and walking Teddy, their Yellow Lab.
Amy Ziegler started volunteering in February 2021 after completing an internship at LHS for college. She says she loves working with the dogs and likes the people she volunteers with. Amy also helps on the cat side on Tuesdays. She is a full-time distance-learning student at SUNY Polytechnic, studying health information management. Amy has a husband and son at home as well as a dog. She enjoys diamond painting.
Erica Rojas has been volunteering with LHS for about a year and loves it. She recently graduated from U.B. with a degree in political science and is now applying to law school. Erica wants to serve her community, and she volunteers with Chautauqua Rural Ministry and the food pantry. She enjoys playing soccer and reading.
Jodie Green began volunteering at LHS in July. She has three dogs of her own and wants to make sure that the shelter dogs also receive care and attention. Jodie is a teacher aide at Dunkirk Intermediate School. She is married with three daughters. She enjoys hiking and walking her dogs.
Shawnee Szyper, Jodie’s daughter, also began in July. She loves animals and enjoys her time at LHS. Shawnee is a junior at Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School where she is involved in FFA, soccer, and basketball. She also works as a hostess at Ellicottville Brewing Tap + Bottle & Taqueria.