Diane Rasmussen works at the Spokane Humane Society as public relations director. To me, she is an absolutely amazing person.
She is constantly doing things at work where phones are ringing and people need her 24 hours a day to visit a school or help find a lost dog. Yet she is never too busy to lend people a helping hand or give a warm smile and a gentle hello. The stress level often goes sky-high at the Humane Society, but Diane remains calm because she is a strong person who never gives up. If an animal comes in and nobody likes it, she will take it and comfort it out of the goodness of her heart. Even on the worst days, she never complains.
Diane has a heart of gold and has touched many lives and changed them for the better. I think every dog and cat at the Humane Society and every person who ever knew her would call her their hero, too. Helen Mitchell of Spokane
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