Training the Next Generation of Pet Owners

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography Chad Hernandez Photography  Cera Smith, the volunteer coordinator at the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, spends the bulk of her day reviewing volunteer applications, organizing events and training those who donate their time to care for the animals. Having worked for the Humane Society in almost every capacity, she has a keen eye and big…


“I found out two weeks before I left for China that the University of Tennessee grant I had been working under wouldn’t be re-funded,” Pam Wolf says, looking back. “So, I would be a single parent and unemployed.”