Craig and Wendy Bazil
Learn how this dynamic couple with a passion for animals and motorcycles, have found their niche as loving foster parents for Foothills Animal Shelter. Thank you, Craig and Wendy, for every kitten cuddled, every bottle given and every sleepless night you so willingly sacrificed to nurture the tiniest of creatures on their journey to finding a forever home. Thank you for your extraordinary volunteer service, and congratulations on being selected as the May 2013 Volunteers of the Month.
How long have you volunteered at the Shelter? We have been fosters since last April 2012.
What volunteer positions/duties do you do at Shelter? We are Foster Parents (especially for the bottle babies) and have also helped at Petco taking care of the Shelter’s cats/kittens for a little while.
What do you like most about volunteering at the Shelter? We love knowing we are giving these beautiful little creatures a second chance at a better life. If it was not for Wendy’s mom, Doris Vincent, we could not do this. She is a great babysitter to have helping us.
Are you from Colorado —if not where? Yes, we both were born and raised here.
What do you do for a job/career? Wendy does office-admin work and I (Craig) am a Conference Operator.
Tell us about your family. We have two boys, Justin, age 25 and Kasey, age 23, and Craig Kalvin is our 2-year-old grandson.
What pets do you have? We have four of our own: Keytone (whom we adopted from Foothills about 6 years ago) is a 6-year-old Boxer/Bulldog mix, and Bella Donna is our 5-year-old Black Lab. Ozi is our 5-year-old Tabby cat, whom we found and raised since he was just 2 days old—he is how we got started with the bottle babies. Finally, we have Wednesday who just turned 1-year-old last month. She was one of our first sets of bottle babies that we just had to keep!
What are you hobbies or interests? What do you like to do for fun? We have a ‘62 Plymouth Sports Fury that is Craig’s toy, and we like to ride motorcycles. We also spend lots of time with our four-legged family members.