Jennifer Vignery (right) with Commissioner Diane McKeel

Jennifer Vignery is a volunteer with Multnomah County Animal Services and winner of a 2015 Volunteer Recognition Award.

“Jennifer started volunteering with her son, Christopher in June of 2013. Every Saturday they were a presence in the dog kennels. She caught on quickly and had a great way with people. I asked her to become a mentor for the training of dog kennel volunteers and she has done a fantastic job. Every Saturday, she gives a tour of the shelter to the new applicants and assists with training of all levels. Jennifer recently adopted a pit bull named Zeus.”

—  Melinda Hickey, Multnomah County Animal Services volunteer coordinator