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2016 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year – Charles Hollis

Charles Hollis, affectionately referred to as “Uncle Charlie” is the recipient of the 2016 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year award. Charlie began volunteering at Arlington Animal Services in November 2014, and immediately became a valued and treasured member of the team.  Shelter manager Chris Huff stated, “He is an amazing man willing to help in every area of the shelter when volunteering.”

Charlie dedicated almost 1,000 hours volunteering during the shelter’s 2015 fiscal year. With an ever ready smile, he shared that he “loves the animals and the happy faces of family members,” and “working with all of the people at the shelter.” Guests to Animal Services share fond memories of Uncle Charlie introducing them to their fur-ever pet adoption choices. Fellow volunteers and shelter staff are thankful for the opportunity of working with such a wonderful and dedicated volunteer.

Congratulations Uncle Charlie!

30 Seconds with Charles Hollis

  1. What’s your name?  Charles
  2. Nick name? Charlie
  3. How long have you been a volunteer?  Since November 2014
  4. Where are you from?  Fort Worth, Texas (raised in Granbury, Texas)
  5. What music CD do you like? Anything Country
  6. What’s the last movie you saw? Haven’t been to the movie in a long time
  7. What’s your favorite animal?   Dogs, I have three dogs (two Dachshunds and one mix)
  8. What’s your favorite reality show?  I love the Bachelor
  9. What book are you reading right now?  The Bible
  10. Where was your last vacation? Australia
  11. What’s your favorite quote or saying? I wish you loved me like my dog does
  12. What’s your favorite hobby? Making photo buttons
  13. How much time do you spend volunteering per week? I volunteer five days per week for three hours each day.
  14. What do you enjoy most about volunteering?  I love the animals and the happy faces of family members. I really enjoy working with all the people at the shelter.