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Carolina

I'm from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I moved to the US in 2016 for a Veterinary Internship at the University of Minnesota and I have been working as the Humane Society's Director since June of 2019. I`m very passionate about this job, animals have always been a big part of my life. My husband and I have 2 dogs (Riggs, Foxy) and 3 cats (Elsa, Penny, Frozen) all adopted from Glacial Lakes Humane Society. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, being outdoors and spending time with my family, friends and pets.

Valarie

I grew up in Watertown, SD. I am a full-time employee here at the humane society. I have enjoyed being around animals of all shapes and sizes, I worked as a part-time zoo keeper for about 5 years at Bramble Park Zoo and as a farm hand raising Holstein calf up for beef for 3 years. I attended Lake Area Tech and graduated with a Ranch Management degree and Environmental degree. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my friends and family at my parent’s lake cabin. I have four rescue cats (Ellie, Callie, Cooper, and Walter) 2 which I adopted from glacial lake humane society.

Michaela

I grew up on a farm in Milbank, SD. I started working part-time at the Humane society in August of 2019. I attended LATI for Large Animal Option and graduated in 2018. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, drawing and being with my friends and family. I have adopted 2 guinea pigs and 3 cats from this shelter.

Melissa

I grew up in Watertown, SD. I started working part-time at the Humane Society in September of 2019. I graduated from Watertown High School in 2019. I am planning to move to Minnesota and attend school at the University of Minnesota. Since working at the shelter, I have adopted a black cat named Blade, making it three cats and one dog in our home. I`m a freelance drawer in my spare time.

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