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My Journey into Rescue – I Got here for the Cats, however Stayed for the Individuals


I’ve all the time beloved animals. The partitions of my childhood bed room have been lined with inspirational cat posters. On the age of twelve, I advised my mother and father that I used to be a vegetarian as a result of I favored cute, fuzzy animals greater than I favored consuming them. Rising up round canine and cats (and the odd rabbit), pets have been an integral a part of our household.

In faculty, I bought my cat-fix volunteering at a neighborhood animal shelter. My official title was “cat-cuddler”, which to at the present time is my favourite job title on my resume. After I graduated, I adopted my cat, Squish. She’s a ball of pure rage residing throughout the physique of a 7 pound grey cat. She dislikes strangers and different animals and can not-so-subtly let me know when she desires consideration by knocking issues off the kitchen desk. She’ll additionally cuddle up with me earlier than mattress, becoming herself completely within the place of “little spoon”. I would not commerce her for every other cat on the earth.

Having Squish in my life has made it fuller, brighter, and happier. I wished to present that pleasure to different folks, which is how I began volunteering as a cat adoption coordinator with Fortunate Canine Animal Rescue. Over the past 12 months and a half, I’ve helped over 130 cats discover their perpetually houses! It has concerned a number of emails, telephone calls, and conversations with potential adopters about accountable pet possession. A lot to Squish’s chagrin, I began fostering cats, too!

Alongside this volunteer journey, I discovered a tremendous group and assist community of different adoption coordinators and fosters. I am continually in awe of the selfless, sturdy, and compassionate folks I volunteer with. Whereas I got here into animal rescue to assist cats, I stayed due to the unbelievable folks. To volunteer and save lives with us, please join HERE.

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