Cats versus Dogs! Both Win When Jefferson Lab Safety Wardens Donate Pet Food to Area Shelters

  • When Jefferson Lab Safety Wardens Donate Pet Food to Area Shelters
  • When Jefferson Lab Safety Wardens Donate Pet Food to Area Shelters
  • When Jefferson Lab Safety Wardens Donate Pet Food to Area Shelters
  • When Jefferson Lab Safety Wardens Donate Pet Food to Area Shelters

Pictured with the donations are (left to right) William Hunewill, Engineering Division; Mary Beth Stewart, Chief Financial Officer Division; Brian Kross, Physics Division; Cynthia Lockwood (back), CFO Division; Harry Fanning, Accelerator Division; Mary Jo Bailey, ESH&Q Division; Tina Menefee; and Chris Kerns, Engineering Division.

Cats versus Dogs! Both Win When Jefferson Lab Safety Wardens Donate Pet Food to Area Shelters

When Jefferson Lab’s 40-plus Safety Wardens gathered on Dec. 8 for their holiday party, they also wanted to spread some holiday cheer. Many came bearing donations of pet food – bags and cans of dog and cat food – to donate to two area shelters.

Donated food items for homeless canine and feline friends were delivered, by Tina Menefee and Joyce Miller, to the XOXO Pet Rescue – an animal shelter located in Gloucester that serves the greater Hampton Roads region, and to The Cat Corner a cat-rescue non-profit located at 85 Fulton St., Hampton. The safety wardens donated a total of 454 lbs. of pet food to the two animal shelters – 89 pounds of cat food and 365 pounds of dog food.

Menefee, the lab’s Emergency manager and Safety Warden coordinator, thanked the Safety Wardens for their donations and for their participation in the lab’s Safety Warden Program, which is a critical part of the lab’s ongoing worker safety program. Safety wardens are assigned to both work and office areas, conduct recurring safety inspections and can provide safety information to staff, users and visitors. The group played a variety of safety- and holiday-themed games during their holiday party.

This is the second year the group donated dog and cat food to area shelters, according to Menefee. Both shelters were delighted to receive the donations.