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Capers a dedicated volunteer at Andalusia Animal Shelter

Wayne Capers has a big heart, and it shows through his time and dedication as a 7-year volunteer at the Andalusia Animal Shelter.

Capers first started volunteering at the shelter in July 2013 but took a year off when his grandmother passed away. “I really enjoy seeing the different animals come in and the different situations from each animal. I also take pride in helping the animals get new homes.”

Capers’ love for animals makes him a good fit at the shelter where he is passionate about finding a safe home or rescue for the animals that find their way there.

His joy in working at the shelter comes from a natural love of animals, he said. “I have two dachshunds so I like those, but I love Great Danes. They are so loving and sweet and can be so goofy.”

The shelter is always seeking outside help for the upkeep of the facility and to make sure the needs of each animal brought in are met. Capers said, “I feel like more people in our community should come and visit the shelter and be more aware of what we do. We need to be more active on social media as well since everything can be found there now.” There are a number of ways the public can make contributions. “We have an Amazon wish list, but individuals can come volunteer like I do or donate items.”

“Wayne is an amazing person and will do anything for anyone. He works day and night to make sure an animal will get into a rescue or home. He made sure a neglected dog made it to his perfect home in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been here every day no matter what is going on in his personal life or what the weather is like. We have become a family out here. He keeps us on our toes and keeps us sane on the bad days. We could not imagine doing this job without Wayne here every day with us,” shelter manager Kayla Robbins said.

“I volunteer for the shelter and do it for the animals because they can’t talk for themselves. Someone needs to be a voice for them. I love being able to help get animals into rescue or their forever homes,” Capers said.

For more information contact the Andalusia Animal Shelter at 334-222-8705 or e-mail kayla.robbins@andalusiapolice.com. The shelter is located at 101 Coliseum Avenue in Andalusia and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.