Sybil Altman has been the shelter manager for the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare for more than eight years. Rescuing animals is her passion, her calling and what she does best; not just as a job, but as a way of life. Thousands of cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds and more are living happier, healthier lives thanks to the compassionate efforts of Sybil and all those who help her. Hers is not an easy job, and she can be tough on people when they make it harder, but she always has an open heart for an animal in need. If the pets in our community could speak for themselves, they would surely nominate Sybil as their Hometown Hero.