For Charlene Sangenario Dumais, it was her life’s passion to nurture the abandoned, mistreated and homeless animals that she encountered volunteering at a local animal shelter and working as a surgical veterinary technician at VCA Northboro Animal Hospital.
It was because of this love of animals and her tireless effort toward their well-being that Charlene’s family, friends, and coworkers started the nonprofit organization Paws for the Cause after Charlene’s diagnosis of breast cancer.
“Charlene was a really great person and everyone loved her,” said Denise Sangenario McNeil, Charlene’s sister and a dental hygienist from Worcester.
“She really knew how to make a person feel welcome. She loved working with animals and loved what she did. She definitely was able to tap into people’s hearts.”
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