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A Heavenly Heart for Animals

by Kimberly Perera

Meet Encore Table Games Dealer, Stella Brown. Stella has been a member of the Wynn family since 2009 and was recently one of  the first employees to participate in the Dollars for Doers Program. By volunteering a minimum of 25 hours with her favorite nonprofit, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society (HCWS), Stella earned a $250 grant for the organization.

In 2017, Stella occasionally volunteered with HCWS after the loss of Buster, her wired hair terrier mix she adopted in 2006. In August of 2018, she became more involved with their Pups on Parole program; working with inmates at the Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Facility to train the dogs to ready them for adoption.

Stella has a personal goal this year to volunteer 500 hours and she’s well on her way with over 420 hours logged. In Stella’s spare time, she enjoys sharing her love for animals with others, and often takes her certified therapy dog to local hospitals and assisted living facilities where she’s able to provide TLC to the patients and clients.

Thank you, Stella, for helping to make an impact in our community!