volunteer spotlight

julie escarcega
events committee
volunteer since 2004

Julie Escarcega has been a Good Mews volunteer since 2004. She became involved after seeing an article in the AJC regarding the shelter’s move to the Johnson Ferry location. After coming to visit, she fell in love with Good Mews’ mission and immediately filled out a volunteer application.

Julie currently co-chairs the Special Events committee, where she also helps with many of our off-site events, such as the Pride festival, Inman Park festival, and Woofstock. She is also involved in the Clean and Feed, Meds, Kitty Buddy, Community Outreach, and Disaster Committees.

She loves everything about volunteering at Good Mews! “It’s my happy place!” She has a special place in her heart for the shy kitties and says, “my heart is so happy when they find their furever home with that special person or family.” One of her favorite parts of working festivals is when previous adopters come and show pictures of their adopted kitties and tell stories about how much they love them.

Julie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and works as a Behavior Specialist for Marietta City Schools. She also volunteers with RedRover and the Humane Society of the United States, where she deploys in crisis situations to help provide emergency sheltering for animals in need. When time allows, Julie is also involved in TNR (trap-neuter-release) and is an avid supporter of Operation Catnip.

Julie and her husband, Ray, are owned by KitKat, Pantera, Arya, and Marmalade (whom everyone knows are the ones who really run the house). While Julie emphasizes that she loves all animals, cats hold a special place in her heart.

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posted in the shelter, Mews News and our website.

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