Pet Project: K-Lakers Volunteer at Local Animal Shelter

by Taylor Stroot on Jun 29, 2017

KnowledgeLake Employees volunteer at a local pet shelterOur #KLCares members had such a rewarding experience volunteering at the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center last year, our KnowledgeLake employees chose to revisit the facilities this summer. Since shelter animals can experience a great deal of stress in a new environment, we wanted to devote some care and attention to our four-legged friends as they wait to find their “forever homes”.

Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®)

How we helped 

The center, located in Olivette, MO, is dedicated to creating a safe environment for people and pets. The KnowledgeLake employees happily walked dogs, cuddled with cats and played with a litter of energetic Great Pyrenees mix puppies.

One cat—Badger—really caught our attention. Badger, known for his incredibly loud purr and sweet demeanor, is still available for adoption on the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center’s website.

Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats).

 

KnowledgeLake employees got a chance to volunteer at a local pet shelter recently.
#KLCares volunteer opportunities offer the KnowledgeLake employees a way to make a meaningful contribution toward making the world a better place. Dedicating time to help our local community throughout the year aligns with our values as a corporation. We deeply value traits like integrity, humility, teamwork, a positive attitude, a thirst to learn and the desire to work hard

Join us at our next event!

#KLCares members are eagerly awaiting Pedal the Cause on September 23-24. Pedal the Cause is a city and community-wide fundraising cycling challenge for riders of all ages and abilities. All proceeds fund cancer research through the Children’s Discovery Institute at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Cancer Frontier Fund, an initiative of Barnes-Jewish Hospital that benefits the Siteman Cancer Center. In seven years, the event has raised $15 million towards advancing cancer research.

Team up with us to raise funds to fight cancer. For more information, contact us.

Taylor Stroot
Taylor Stroot

Taylor has been able to curate a neat perspective on the ECM Industry from KnowledgeLake's lens. So far Taylor has dipped a toe in various departments within KnowledgeLake—mainly Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing. By pursuing projects within these different corners of the organization, she is confidently becoming an ECM expert.

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