VOM Linn Motko
Linn wearing her iconic red hat, and posing with Benna before going on their regular walk!

Please join us in celebrating Linn Motko, honored as the Volunteer of the Month for May 2024 by the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor! 

Linn’s journey with APS-FH began a year ago, as  she stepped into the role of a devoted volunteer, bringing with her a treasure trove of experiences and a heart brimming with compassion. From leading Girl Scout troops to offering her helping hands in hospitals, her altruistic spirit knows no bounds. Linn’s experience helping animals actually began before  her time at APS-FH at an animal shelter in Santa Clara, CA, where she played a vital role in low-cost spay/neuter program.

Her fondness for dogs, particularly German Shepherds, has been a lifelong passion stemming from her experiences in raising and showing them. At APS-FH, she selflessly devotes her time as a dedicated dog walker braving all weather conditions with unwavering commitment. 

Yet, it is Linn’s dedication to forming genuine connections with the dogs under care that truly sets her apart. By choosing to focus her attention on a select few during her weekly shifts, she epitomizes the essence of quality over quantity, enriching both their lives and her own. 

Linn’s impact at  our shelter extends beyond her duties as a dog walker. Her infectious humor, coupled with her impeccable fashion sense, uplifts the spirits of everyone she encounters. Her reliability, commitment, and positive attitude  are the cornerstones of her presence at APS-FH, symbolized by her iconic red hat, which has become synonymous with her playful spirit.

In Linn, we find not just a volunteer, but a shining example of boundless compassion. As we celebrate  her contributions this month, let us remember that it is individuals like Linn who inspire  us  to make a difference, one wagging tail at a time. 

Thank you, Linn, for all that you do. You are truly an invaluable  member of our APS-FH family. Congratulations on being named Volunteer of the Month!