Talking with our webmaster…Angela Jacobs

Angela Jacobs, Lost Dogs of Wisconsin Volunteer

Please take a few minutes and tell us about what you do for Lost Dogs of Wisconsin…
I am the group’s lead flyer maker, webmaster & sky drive manager.

What do you like about volunteering with LDW?
I, of course, like when we can reunite dogs with their families. I also like how professional and organized the group is and how everyone is very supportive of each other. That makes it easy to be a volunteer here.

Is there anything you don’t like? Is there anything you’d like to change about your volunteer experience with LDW?
I don’t like that we have to rely on the free WordPress site. There are so many features that we could be using if we had a private account.

I also don’t like that we still have missing dogs. I’d like all of them to be reunited with their families.

Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself? We’d all like to know about this month’s “Feature Volunteer!”
I work for the Department of Natural Resources in the Forestry Division in Madison. I finally married my partner of 15 years last April. We have one dog and have fostered several pit bulls.

What do you like to do in your free time, when you’re not working or volunteering, that is?
I love gardening and spending time with family and friends.

I also love hearing about our foster dog, Scout, who’s living at Happily Ever After Sanctuary in Marion. We miss him lots but he’s where he needs to be right now.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’m in the process of transitioning to a new career. After almost 10 years as a policy planner, I’m now in the market for a web design position. I earned my web design certificate last year from the Art Institute Online. I’ve been helping out with some web design at work, but it’s not really in my job description so I don’t get to do much, am not even close to those web designers in Louisville, KY.

I’d really like to grow up to be a millionaire so I could give money to all the awesome organizations around the state that help save animals and make their world a better place.

Do you like to square dance or polka, etc…
If I could dance, I’d do soft shoe! But yes, being a life-long Wisconsinite, I’ve done my share of polka at weddings.

Will you tell us about one of the strangest, if not THE strangest incident that has happened to you during your life?
I once met a pair of twin singing nuns out in the backcountry of Colorado who were in their 60’s. They played baritone ukuleles and invited me to sing by the fire with them and their 80-year-old father. That was pretty weird.

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