Globe University Madison East and West Staff Volunteer at Spay Me! Clinic

Madison East Academic Coordinator Vic Wipperfurth washes litter boxes.

Each quarter, Globe University staff and faculty from the Madison East and Madison West campuses join forces and volunteer their time to help a community partner in need. During winter quarter, staff chose Shelter From the Storm’s Spay Me! Clinic to help. Globe University – Madison East Veterinary Technology program receives all of their on-site animals each week from Shelter From the Storm and staff wanted to thank them for this valuable partnership by giving back.

Shelter From the Storm is a cat and dog rescue and focuses on alleviating overcrowding in
shelters and helping adoptable/treatable animals. The Spay Me! Clinic which is operated by Shelter From the Storm, is a lost cost spay/neuter clinic open to anyone.

Julie Christensen, Krista Hebel, Amanda Hatzinger, and Jennifer Hilgendorf pose with Sheamus, the hairless cat.

Staff spent their time at the clinic cleaning fish tanks, sweeping, shampooing carpets, washing walls, cleaning kennels and litter boxes, painting rooms, and splitting pills.  They were also fortunate to interact with some of the clinic animals. The staff favorite was a hairless cat named Sheamus.  Madison West administrative assistant Amanda Hatzinger said, “I thought the coolest thing was seeing the hairless cat. I had never seen one before and I just loved him!”

Madison West communications and community relations specialist Jennifer Hilgendorf said, “I truly enjoyed volunteering at the Shelter From the Storm’s spay clinic. The work we accomplished helped the staff significantly. It was dirty, grunt work but essential in helping the clinic to be able to focus on their patients.”

By the end of the day, the building was much cleaner and the clinic staff was thankful for Globe University’s help. To view more photos of staff volunteering at the clinic click here.