In 2007, when Brandy Buie and her husband moved to Cabot, they bought a house that was near the Cabot Animal Shelter. And every time she would sit outside, she could hear the dogs barking, and the sounds drew her to the shelter, she said.
“I decided to go over to the shelter and see if they needed volunteers, and from there, my passion grew,” she said. “I would literally spend hours in one kennel with the most scared dog that we had. I would just sit there on the floor and talk to it because that’s what those animals need. So I would pick out one that needed the extra attention. That’s what drew me in, and it lit a flame in me and became my passion quickly.”