Mounds Pet Food Warehouse - Centennial Faithful Friend Award
When DCHS identifies a need, Mounds is ready to step up and work with us to find a solution. These past 30 years are proof that when local businesses partner with local nonprofits, amazing things happen for the community! We are so incredibly grateful for this partnership and what it has done to help find tens of thousands of animals homes over the years.
Dr. Sandra Newbury - Centennial Visionary Award
Sandra brought innovation and a fresh perspective to the entire medical side of our organization and so much more. Her energy and positive spirit made it possible for us to not just solve the problems in front of us, she also saw ahead to what we could become! Thanks to this type of thinking, DCHS is a national leader in the animal welfare community, and we regularly serve as a model for shelters across the country and beyond.
Cathy Holmes - Centennial Guiding Light Award
Our Centennial Guiding Light award goes to a very special person who has been advocating for local animals in need for over 40 years, Cathy Holmes. In addition to her hands-on animal care in our foster program, accounting expertise, and board service, Cathy has also brought her special flair for events to DCHS and has given generously.
Pam McCloud Smith - Transformational Leader Award
In addition to recognizing a few key partnerships and individuals who made significant impacts on DCHS, we also looked to our own leadership. Pam McCloud Smith was given our Centennial Transformational Leader Award as a surprise from her fellow award winners, board of directors, and staff of DCHS. Watch this video to learn more about how Pam's leadership has transformed DCHS during her 20+ years as executive director.