Thursday, December 15, 2011

December's Volunteer of the Month


Heading back over to the cat room this month. Thanks to Kate for bringing some Christmas cheer to the felines!

What do you do when you're not at the shelter?

I'm currently involved in painting, drawing, mosaics,and jewelry making. I travel a lot, and I'm a Broadway buff, so I always enjoy going to New York to see a few shows. I also enjoy movies, and right now I'm really into everything from classic films to the Twilight series. And of course, I have my foster kittens and two cats of my own-Cathy (10) and Zorro (5). They take up a lot of time as well!

Why did you initially decide to volunteer at BACS?

I had spent about two years fostering kittens for the Martinez animal shelter, but then I decided I wanted to be a cat socializer and work with more adult cats. I tried looking at a few different shelters in my area and when I came to BACS, I got such a warm welcome, so I decided to stay and have enjoyed volunteering ever since.

What are your favorite things about volunteering?

I love seeing a really shy cat come out of its shell with the help of a volunteer,and I love knowing that sometimes I can be a part of that process too. I also love helping people find a perfect cat for them to bring into their family.And finally, I love how the volunteers at BACS are drawn together by their love of animals and sense of team spirit.

Who are your favorite cats, past and present?

Chris, Dewdrop, Ms. White, Delilah, Igloo and Icicle, Ms. Grey, Frieda (Oyster),Zack, Baby Cakes, Minerva