Jefferson Award: Jane Keane
Each month Siouxland News and Seaboard Triumph Foods will give a local volunteer a "Jefferson Award".
A special way to recognize people from our community who are dedicated to public service.
This month of September, we introduce you to a volunteer rescue coordinator, who has saved thousands of animals' lives for the Siouxland Humane Society.
Jane Keane is quite the wonder woman. To thousands of furry friends, Jane is a lifesaver.
For the last three decades, she has been played a major role at the Siouxland Humane Society.
And for the last ten years, she has served as a volunteer rescue coordinator where she has placed over 2,000 animals.
Jan said, "I'm really honored but I don't do it by myself I have the staff at the shelter that helps me, I couldn't do it without them."
And as of September she has placed 220 furry friends into a permanent home.
Averaging around 20 to 40 hours a week, Jane only volunteers.
"I mean in the end it always works out. I always seem to get great feedback it's been wonderful, I love it.
Helping animals find her home is her life-long passion.
She's had animals transported locally, and even on private and commercial airlines placing animals in states across the country and also Canada.
"I don't want to get paid for this, I get rewarded for this every time I place an animal, I get feedback so that's why I do it," said Jane.
Siouxland Humane Society Jerry Dominiack says many of the animals she has placed have special needs or health issues.
"Jane can always find a place for these pets to go, it doesn't matter if they're young, old, sick or injured, she's even placed animals that have only a few months to live," said Jerry.
As for the future with her furry friends, Jane said "there's always animals that need a home, or a place, so as long as there is, I'm going to be here.
For more information on the Siouxland Humane Society, go to http://www.siouxlandhumanesociety.org/