#17:Paige Schmelzer - Volunteer and Outreach Director at N.O.A.H.

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Paige is the Volunteer and Outreach Director for N.O.A.H. and has a long history of animal welfare. She got started with animals at the Woodland Park Zoo, and it has continued to be a passion of hers through the years. She has 10 cats and her family shares her love of animals.  

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Key Points of Interest:

  • Who is Paige Schmelzer?
  • Why did she move to Camano Island?
  • How did Paige get involved in animal welfare?
  • She also got started at the Woodland Park Zoo at age of 16!
  • Hear what it was like work with so many animals at the zoo
  • What was her favorite animal at the zoo?
  • Where did Paige’s love for animals come from?
  • And why the connections with cats?
  • I talk about my past dog and my kids interactions with pets
  • What caused her to move on from the Woodland Park Zoo
  • How did she get started with NOAH and how did she become the Outreach Director
  • What is the difference between NOAH and organizations like CASA?
  • How does NOAH deal with feral cats?
  • NOAH has performed over 100,000 spay and neuters and 40,000 adoptions
  • Why does NOAH not take animals from the public
  • Washington has not had to euthanize a healthy animal in a long time
  • Find out what the acronyms for N.O.A.H. and C.A.S.A. stand for!
  • How can you help?
  • How do they analyze and assess animals that come in?
  • How did she get to 10 cats?

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