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

I’ve at all times beloved animals. The partitions of my childhood bed room had been lined with inspirational cat posters. On the age of twelve, I informed my dad and mom 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 had 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 today 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 some other cat on the planet.

Having Squish in my life has made it fuller, brighter, and happier. I needed to offer that pleasure to different folks, which is how I began volunteering as a cat adoption coordinator with Fortunate Canine Animal Rescue. During the last yr and a half, I’ve helped over 130 cats discover their eternally houses! It has concerned a variety of emails, cellphone 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 always 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 enroll HERE.

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