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Humane Society honors employee for 30 years of service


This news story was published on October 4, 2016.
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Rachel Garcia gives special attention to “Muffin”, a dog she is currently caring for at the Humane Society of North Iowa shelter

Rachel Garcia gives special attention to “Muffin”, a dog she is currently caring for at the Humane Society of North Iowa shelter

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa is honoring employee Rachel Garcia, who is celebrating her 30th anniversary with the organization this week.

Rachel was hired in 1986 on a part time basis to clean kennels and care for the shelter animals when the shelter was located on the north end of Mason City. Over the years, Rachel has been promoted to Kennel Manager and works full time for the organization at their location on South Birch Drive.

In the past 30 years, Rachel Garcia has provided care to almost 10,000 animals, which is the number of animals that have been adopted through the Humane Society of North Iowa since 1986. “I love taking care of the animals now as much as I did when I first started 30 years ago,” said Rachel. “Knowing that I’m helping these animals find loving forever homes is what keeps me going,” she concluded.

“It’s amazing to think about the number of animals Rachel has helped to care for in her time with us,” said Sybil Soukup, Executive Director of the Humane Society of North Iowa. “Her dedication and love of animals is evident in everything she does. We are so proud and grateful to have such a devoted employee,” concluded Soukup

The Humane Society of North Iowa is a non-profit organization that serves a 9 county area in North Iowa and operates a no-kill rescue animal shelter in Mason City. Since being founded in 1959, the Humane Society of North Iowa has found loving homes for over 10,000 abandoned, displaced, and neglected animals.

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2 Responses to Humane Society honors employee for 30 years of service

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 5, 2016 at 7:30 am

    This women has accomplished more than Hitlery in her 30 years as a public servant.

  2. Adopt dont shop Reply Report comment

    October 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Such a great organization and Rachel is an amazing worker/foster parent to all the animals at the shelter!