No kill rescue animal shelter helps Pay it Forward to devoted volunteer

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Jenn Cline helps take care of animals at the Animals Benefit Club of Arizona, a no-kill rescue and rehab shelter in Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Jenn Cline helps take care of animals at the Animals Benefit Club of Arizona, a no-kill rescue and rehab shelter in Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Over the years, Jenn Cline has helped find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats that at one time were considered unadoptable. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Over the years, Jenn Cline has helped find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats that at one time were considered unadoptable. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Fellow volunteer Kelly Rostan has seen what a difference Cline is making with the animals and in the community, sometimes spending more than 30 hours a week helping out. Rostan reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to Cline. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Fellow volunteer Kelly Rostan has seen what a difference Cline is making with the animals and in the community, sometimes spending more than 30 hours a week helping out. Rostan reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to Cline. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

They're the dogs with health problems. Abandoned cats. Pets that have been abused.

Jenn Cline helps take care of them all at the Animals Benefit Club of Arizona, a no-kill rescue and rehab shelter in Phoenix.

"It makes it challenging because we get older dogs and cats, and ones with health issues," said Cline. "But they have a place until they get adopted here."

Over the years, Cline has helped find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats that at one time were considered unadoptable.

"When they get adopted its amazing," said Cline. "It's amazing because you just don't think people will come in and get that older dog. It does happen and it happens with those older cats."

Fellow volunteer Kelly Rostan has seen what a difference Cline is making with the animals and in the community, sometimes spending more than 30 hours a week helping out. 

Rostan reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to Cline.

[ONLY ON CBS 5: Pay It Forward | Nomination Form]

"Jenn has done it over a long period of time and never asked for recognition or any thanks," said Rostan. "I just thought it would be nice to honor her in this way."

A news camera was there when Rostan showed up to give Cline $500.

"I nominated you for Channel 5 Pay it Forward award because I wanted you to be honored and recognized for your endless service," said Rostan. "She just goes above and beyond to put people at ease."

"Oh my goodness," said Cline. "This will go to good use."

If you are interested in adopting a dog or cat from the Animals Benefit Club you can visit http://animalsbenefitclub.com/.

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Jason Barry
Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

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Jason Barry

Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

An avid sports fan, Jason follows the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns with his wife, Karen, and son, Joshua.

His favorite stories to cover are the station’s Pay it Forward segments, which reward members of the community with $500 for going ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to help others.

Jason, started his career at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC before moving to WALA-TV in Mobile, AL, was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2002.

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