CHS Volunteer Eileen Cook Plans Her Legacy to Give Forever
The energetic beagle mix ran across the Connecticut Humane Society’s outdoor playpen as Eileen Cook watched and began to feel nostalgic. The pooch reminded her of the dog she grew up with as a youngster.
“He ran across that playpen back toward me and did a somersault. It was like someone sliding into first base. And then, of course, he was upside down at my feet asking for belly rubs,” says Eileen, a medical professional and CHS volunteer of 10 years. She happily obliged.
As a volunteer, Eileen has seen the journey animals take when they arrive at CHS’ doors. She’s watched animal-care staff and volunteers comfort those pets and show them they’re safe, warm and loved, and has seen the medical team work miracles. “It’s amazing to see their transformations,” she says.
Eileen has seen it in her three cats, two of whom are CHS alumni. She hates to think about ever living without them and can’t imagine how families feel when they hit a rough patch and have to give up a pet. So she’s all the more appreciative of CHS’ efforts to help families in need keep their pets, with services such as vaccination clinics, the Pet Food Pantry and CHS’ low-fee Fox Memorial Clinic.
Animal welfare has come so far in a variety of areas, Eileen says, and that progress needs to be protected. These experiences feed her inspiration for supporting CHS’ pets now and led her to the decision to do so in perpetuity. And she’s glad to make that a part of her legacy.
“There’s nothing that brings me more joy than to come home to little furry faces,” Eileen says. “I love knowing that for years to come, the Connecticut Humane Society will ensure both animals and humans can continue sharing that same joy.”
Like Eileen, you can continue animal welfare progress and make a lasting difference for companion animals in communities across our state with your planned gift. Learn more by contacting Barbara Naugle at 860-594-4502 x6324 or firstname.lastname@example.org, today.