Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa McAllister
Hello, my name is Melissa McAllister. As of May this year, I was fortunate enough to stay home full time after the company I worked for as an accountant closed their doors. This new found freedom has enabled me to take on a more active role with CCB. I enjoy helping with home visits, fostering, arranging transport and assisting with events when needed. I have 5 of my own dogs along with a cat named Chandler. I have an American Bulldog named Lexus and four pibbles-Tessa, Winnie, Jax and Maximus! They are all rescues from Statesboro, GA to Sanford, NC. Lexus is the one who started my love for the bully breeds. However, Winnie is the reason I found CCB and became a volunteer! I found her browsing Petfinder and it was love at first sight! I began to follow (stalk is the more appropriate word) her pictures on Facebook longing to make her mine! I got the husband on board and adopted her. I began to foster 3 mos later. Volunteering and advocating for such a wonderful but misunderstood breed has become one of my passions. I have been very blessed to have a husband and three teenagers who share that passion. I would never be able to do all I do without them. I have a full and active household with my pack and multiple fosters all under the age of three. I love it. There's never a dull moment and I always have plenty of company! They are all so special and unique. Being a volunteer, I have learned so much from everyone at CCB! The volunteers are wonderful and although most of them juggle work, home, school, children and their own pets you would never know it! I am proud to be part of this organization!