Story submitted by Melissa Burgos, a Bobbi and the Strays volunteer.
I had not known Laura that long but knew she was an awesome person. It was a Sunday afternoon, I had called her just to say hi and see how she was doing. She said not that well. Bobbi was at the hospital, Sonia had an injury, and she was short staffed. She asked if there was any way I could come up to help out. I told her of course.
I took a drive up to Bobbi and the Strays Freeport location…love at first sight. Although it was a stressful day do to the inconvenient circumstances, the atmosphere of the place was quite lovely. I met so many wonderful volunteers who pulled together to make the day run smoothly. The team effort and the brisk fresh air were amazing. I felt like I was home. I was not working at the time and began to help Laura out a lot more…we instantly became best of friends. Sharing the same passions and taste for music. =)
By the next “Sunday at Freeport” Bobbi was back and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person. For the past few months she has made a difference and become an important part of my life. Her dedication and passion for helping animals is sincere and her interactions with people is genuine…someone you can really count on.
Bobbi and the Strays differs from other rescue groups in indescribable ways, only understood by observation. Bobbi, Laura, and the organization as a whole manage to always get things done and never ask anyone to do something they will not do themselves. They are life savers to animals as well as people.