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Sonobi Heart at OCAS: A Pawsitive Impact on Our Community

In a heartwarming display of compassion and community service, the Sonobi Heart volunteer group recently joined forces to make a significant impact on the lives of animals at the Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) in Orlando, Florida. The event, organized by Sonobi, not only left lasting impressions on the team members but also underscored the importance of collective efforts in creating positive change.

Unleashing Joy through Enrichment

The event kicked off with the Sonobi Heart team engaging in two impactful tasks. The first involved creating enrichment treats for the dogs, filling clip-on frisbees with wet food and treats to clip onto each kennel. Witnessing the dogs’ genuine joy as they received these treats emphasized the immediate impact of their efforts.

The second task involved crafting goodie bags for the adoptees of cats and dogs. Each bag was filled with toys, treats, and accessories to welcome the new furry family members. The team’s dedication to ensuring the well-being of these animals was evident in every thoughtful detail of the goodie bags.

Memorable Moments and Four-Legged Friends

One of the most cherished moments of the day was the opportunity to interact with the cats and dogs at the OCAS facility. After completing their tasks, team members were treated to a heartwarming session where they gave treats and affection to the cats. Additionally, some lucky volunteers had the chance to enter a play yard, where a husky and two pit mixes showcased their unique personalities. The abundance of kindness and playfulness from these animals left an indelible mark on everyone present.

Rali Royster, Data Engineer and a Sonobi Heart team member, expressed her gratitude for the experience.

“It was heartwarming to contribute to the well-being of our community’s animals and witness the impact of our collective efforts. The genuine affection the animals craved highlighted the importance of our commitment to community service. I am so grateful to be part of an organization that values community service, and looking forward to more opportunities to make a positive difference!”

Emotions and Reflections

The Sonobi Heart team experienced a spectrum of emotions during the event, as shared by CFO Joey Caparelli: 

“I have a soft place in my heart for animals and more particularly dogs. I am thankful that Sonobi organized this opportunity for us. It was sad to see all those dogs and cats without homes, but I was glad we were able to bring some joy to them by helping out.” 

The event evoked a range of feelings, from empathy for the animals’ plight to a sense of hopefulness for their future. The challenging reality of the shelter environment served as a powerful reminder of the importance of finding forever homes for these animals.

Fitting into a Larger Mission

This volunteer initiative seamlessly aligns with Sonobi’s broader mission and goals. It showcased the profound impact that collective action can have on the community. By joining forces, the Sonobi Heart team not only enriched the lives of the animals at OCAS but also exemplified the organization’s commitment to making a positive difference beyond the business landscape.

Supporting the Orange County Animal Services

The Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) plays a vital role in the welfare of animals, providing a safe haven for those in need. The Sonobi Heart team’s involvement not only brought joy to the animals but also shed light on the ongoing efforts of OCAS to care for the community’s furry companions.

The Sonobi Heart volunteer event was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on both the team members and the animals at OCAS. Through their dedication to community service, Sonobi continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most.

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