Mission Valley Animal Shelter
"A voice for those who cannot speak"
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Roberta Steele is a federal government employee of 29 years. She currently works at the Rocky Mountain Research Station with the Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems, located on the
University of Montana campus. Roberta lives in Arlee with her husband, Jim, along with furkids, “Finn” and “Spots.” Roberta and Jim have 4 kids, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and numerous grand-furkids.
Roberta and Jim spend much of their free time with their animals taking them to swim in the canal, walking in the woods, and camping. Roberta’s true love of animals started when Jim gave her a black and silver female Schnauzer, “Fergie”, for her 50th birthday. The best gift ever! Roberta and Fergie had twelve wonderful years together, until Fergie’s untimely death in October, 2018.
Roberta loves all animals. She believes it’s up to us humans to make it a healthier place for them by caring, loving, and teaching them to be the best pets and family members they can be. This includes ensuring they receive their needed vaccinations, and neutering or spaying. Unfortunately, Roberta knows that is not always the case for many animals and in her opinion the MVAS is truly “A voice for those who cannot speak.” Roberta wants to help be a part of that collective voice and believes she can be a hands-on board member.