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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Standish: 'I Feel Honored':
Wyoming County SPCA announces new board member

Pat Standish has been appointed to the board of directors at the Wyoming County SPCA. Standish is a graduate of Bryant and Stratton and received certifications in family development and family development for leaders from Cornell University.

She is the founder of Angel Action of Community Action for Wyoming County and is the coordinator of Community Action Angels New York, a statewide network of volunteer and community engagement programs that serves children and families. Since 2001 she has worked for the Department of State to provide capacity building training and program development to Community Action agencies across New York.

In recent years, Standish has co-authored and illustrated a series of storybooks focused on a child’s social, emotional and physical wellness. Two of the characters are animals who highlight the important role animals play in the lives of children and seniors.

“I feel honored to be a part of the SPCA’s Board of Directors,” Standish said in a statement. “In both my personal life and throughout my career, I have seen the positive impact pets have on children as well as the role they play in helping seniors to manage stress and overcome loneliness. I am impressed by the quality of care given the animals and the passion of both staff and volunteers. I am excited to be a part of this team who are committed to improving the lives of animals, people and community.”          Courtesy of Country Courier

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