Volunteer Corner: Annica Bryan | SierraSun.com

Volunteer Corner: Annica Bryan

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Ive always been involved. Ive gotten my animals from them if I could. I always wanted to have puppies. We fostered the mom (dog), Brenda. The Humane Society didnt know she was pregnant at first. I fostered her and the 10 puppies.

I would take them on walks a couple at a time. In the beginning I was so excited. The mom (Brenda) takes care of them when theyre born, then from 6- to 8-weeks-old theyre absolutely crazy. The food goes everywhere.

We actually kept one. We had a dog when we did all this. He died of cancer. Our dog, we knew he was going to die, and wed go from 12 dogs to zero, so we had to keep one. We named all the puppies with the letter B and our last name is Bryan so we thought it would be cute. Our puppys name is Belle.

The Humane Society rescued a 16-year-old cat who came in covered in motor oil. He was just super-skinny. He couldnt be adopted because of his kidney failure and his age. In March, they thought hed live two months. Now hes off medication. His names Alex. We also have guinea pigs, mice, and Sierra the cat.

Yes, they are 6 and 4.

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They love it. Seeing the puppies being born they still talk about it.

Yeah, definitely; Im ready for more.The Suns Sierra Countis interviewed Bryan for Volunteer Corner. Please send your suggestions for Volunteer Corner to editor@sierrasun.com, subject Volunteer Corner. For more information on volunteer opportunities in the North Shore and Truckee communities, visit http://www.handsontahoe.org.