ETSU's Warren, Milhorn volunteer at Humane Society
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 11/16/2016
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ETSU men's golf coach Fred Warren and volleyball player Rylee Milhorn
Courtesy: ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – ETSU men’s golf head coach Fred Warren and junior volleyball standout Rylee Milhorn spent time volunteering at the Washington County Humane Society’s National Adoption Weekend event on Sunday afternoon at PetSmart in Johnson City.  

This weekend marked one of four National Adoption Weekend events, and Warren and Milhorn volunteered their time on Sunday helping with the cat adoptions. Six cats were adopted on Sunday, while a total of 12 found homes over the weekend-long event.

“I am very proud to be part of the community service by many coaches, Athletic Department staff, and student-athletes at ETSU, and am especially appreciative of Rylee for volunteering on Sunday right after her team winning a Southern Conference Championship,” said Warren, who is on the Humane Society Board of Directors. “The Humane Society provides such an important service to the lives of animals, and to families!”

After helping her team clinch the regular season SoCon Championship with a sweep at Mercer on Saturday, Milhorn returned home to help give back to the community.

“For our Service Learning class, we had a choice to pick a site where we wanted to work, and I picked the Humane Society,” said Milhorn, a local student-athlete from Kingsport. “I immediately picked them because I enjoy working with animals and seeing them in a safe environment where they have an opportunity to be in a home. It was really rewarding seeing six cats go home to wonderful families today and I am glad I was able to be part of this initiative.”


The Humane Society of Washington County is a private non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the welfare of all animals. We do not receive public or government funding, no monies from national humane organizations (such as the Humane Society of the United States) or county, state or federal government funds. Our work depends solely on grants, fundraisers, adoptions, private funding, memberships and donations.


To raise funds and awareness to save, protect and advance the lives of the animals of Washington County.


To serve as an active resource and model for the education, promotion and implementation of effective and measurable Spay and Neuter, and Adoption Programs to end cruelty and euthanasia of all animals in our area and beyond.

Click here to learn more about the Humane Society of Washington County. 

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