By Emily Beebe
Director of Operations, Lake Norman Humane


As you know from last week, Lake Norman Humane is LKNConnect’s Featured Non-Profit for the month of August. Lake Norman Humane is 90% volunteer based. Our volunteers are vital to our rescue, saving, and caring for animals. From caring for our animals, to aiding with laundry, and transporting animals to the vet—we have multiple volunteer opportunities to fit anyone’s interest! All you need is a passion for animals and eagerness to help and we will provide the rest!


Volunteers at the Grand Opening in June


We Want You! How to get involved:

To start your volunteer journey with Lake Norman Humane fill out our volunteer application/interest form. You can find this online at or fill it out at our facility located at 2106 Charlotte Hwy, Mooresville, NC. Once you’ve filled out your area of interest, our volunteer coordinator will contact you for orientation and training. Whether you can give 1 hour a month or multiple days a week, EVERY volunteer makes a difference.


Volunteer spotlight:





Amy Hartz joined Lake Norman Humane in Fall of 2017.  Amy lives in Davidson with her husband and their adorable pointer, Stelle. They have four grown children and one grandchild.  Amy works part-time at a law firm in Cornelius as office manager/paralegal. She volunteers a minimum of 20-30 hours a week as our K-9 and Building Volunteer Coordinator. Amy is adored by everyone and is vital to Lake Norman Humane.




Here’s what Amy’s colleagues are saying about her

“Amy works tirelessly on training new volunteers, ensuring myself and the rest of the staff has the help we need, and making sure our animals receive the best care possible. While we know this is no small task; Amy makes it look easy! I simply could not do my job without her.”
—Emily Beebe, Director of Operations






“Amy is a crucial member of a small but mighty team, always ensuring we have our care taking shifts filled and being a great liaison between staff and volunteers. She is dedicated to the well being of our animals and ensures a positive experience for our volunteers along with so much more! Thank you, Amy, for all you do.”
—Mackenzie Babi, Building/Social Media Coordinator






“Amy is efficient, organized, and incredibly thoughtful. She makes Lake Norman Humane a better place by being part of our team.”
—Bethany Billham, Community/PetSmart Coordinator








“Ever since Amy joined Lake Norman Humane as our K-9 volunteer coordinator it has been such a relief to know our shifts are covered, our volunteers are trained, and that our policies and procedures are communicated and executed correctly. Amy is meticulous in her training and overseeing of our volunteers and this is evident in the quality of life of our animals.”
—Storm Metreyeon, K-9 Enrichment/Behavior Coordinator.






“We are so very fortunate to have Amy as our volunteer coordinator. She is a master magician when it comes to arranging care for all animals by way of coordinating training, daily care coverage, & recruiting new volunteers!”
—Joy Mathews, K-9 Volunteer/Volunteer Trainer





More Information about Lake Norman Humane:

For more information on fundraising, volunteering, or ways to help—visit or visit our facility located at:

2106 Charlotte Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28117


Email us at:

Facebook – Lake Norman Humane




Emily Beebe accepted the position of Director of Operations for Lake Norman Humane in April 2017. Prior to her role in rescue she dedicated her life to Emergency Veterinary and Trauma Care with a specialty in exotic medicine.  She currently resides in Terrell, NC with her wife Storm and their amazing daughter, Zoe. Together they run “Cajun Chicks” farm where they continue their passion for animals and care for their dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish (including freshwater sharks and lobsters), bird, tortoise, and chickens.


Special thank you to Darla Adair Davis Photography for the photos provided.