SPOKANE, Wash. - A volunteer with the Spokane Humane Society won the shelter a $10,000 award.
Janie Stowell placed in the top five for the “Hill's Pet Nutrition National Shelter Heroes” contest.
Each of the winners gets $10,000 for their shelter.
The Spokane Humane Society will use the money to improve the kennels Stowell so lovingly spends much of her time in.
Stowell and her husband went to the shelter in 2009 to adopt, and they were immediately drawn to helping the dogs.
“It's so rewarding and wonderful to see dogs that come in with fear, anxiety, anything like that and taken them from here to here so they're ready to be adopted,” said Stowell. “It's a really good feeling to know you made a difference in an animal's life.”
Janie is now retired and spends about five days a week helping out at the shelter.
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