On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Lodi Police Chief Mark Helms and Lt. Chris Jacobson presented a proclamation proclaiming the week of April 6 – 13, 2014, as “National Volunteers Week” at the Lodi City Council meeting.
As a part of that proclamation, the tireless efforts of PALS Volunteers were recognized. With respect to PALS volunteers, the proclamation reads:
“The Animal Shelter PALS (People Assisting Lodi Shelter) was founded in 2004 to save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats. They assist animal shelter staff with office work, handle animal adoptions, staff their WAGS thrift store on Main & Pine Streets, fundraise, and promote animal care and spay/neuter through education. With a total of 110 volunteers PALS donated 9,818 hours to the Police Department with an estimated fiscal benefit of approximately $217,371.”
Many of PALS’ volunteers were on hand to witness the proclamation being read, and were pleased to have their, and their fellow volunteers’, tireless efforts in supporting the Lodi Animal Shelter, and saving and improving the lives of cats and dogs, recognized by the City of Lodi.