Dana DePetro

Why did you become a WLS volunteer?

I love animals! I have since I was very little! I remember visiting the wildlife sanctuary when I was young and how much I enjoyed it! I remember thinking “I want to volunteer here someday!” I like the idea of volunteering and giving back to the community. My mom calls me “Doctor Dolittle” because I’ve always taken care of animals that we found around the house or that needed some special kind of attention.
What do you enjoy about being a WLS volunteer?
I like that I am helping animals and that I get to interact with them. I also like the conversations with the staff and fellow volunteers! Over the years, we’ve become like a family! I love all the animals! The animals do funny things and they always make me laugh! I am always in a good mood when I volunteer at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary!