Wilder’s Susan Ward Receives Foster of the Year Award from Citizens for Humane Action

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Wilder’s Susan Ward received the Foster of the Year award during the “Paws to Party” event.




Wilder Elementary School teacher Susan Ward received the Foster of the Year Award at a February 9 dinner and silent auction called Paws to Party, which benefits the Citizens for Humane Action animal shelter.  She was selected for her 12 years of volunteering and fostering at the shelter, where she helps care for and socialize dogs and cats.  She also works with guests to help find them the perfect match for their family, and supervises other shelter volunteers.  Ward is responsible for the care and medication of the rescues, but her real passion lies with helping cats with special needs.  Cats she fosters are adopted almost immediately because they are so loving and friendly when returned to the shelter.  Ward can frequently be found traveling to vet appointments, trying to wrangle a new friend into taking their medicine, socializing kittens, or driving to the shelter for a new group of rescues in need of her help. 

“Wilder is proud of Ms. Ward and her beautiful heart for the Humane Society,” said Principal Victoria Hazlett.