Kirkland resident Catherine Noyes has been named as Save a Forgotten Equine’s September Volunteer of the Month. She was selected for this honor because of her interest in every aspect of horse rescue. Catherine helps with the basics of cleaning up after the horses, feeding, watering, and she participates in every opportunity to learn about natural horsemanship which is practiced at SAFE. She’s cheerful, knowledgeable and a pleasure to have around the barn.

Originally from New Hampshire, Catherine has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2001. Catherine has always had a pet in her life and feels a special connection with horses, perhaps because her mother and grandmother both grew up with horses.

Volunteering at SAFE for the past 1½ years, Catherine says “I have learned so much about horses and myself. To be a part of the reason these horses get a forever home is great.” One of her favorite SAFE horses is Rosie who was adopted earlier this year. “She taught me so much.” Catherine is also very fond of Renee, a quarter horse mare who is available for adoption. “She is a great teacher as a horse. I’ve learned to be present and strong in myself.”