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post #1 of 16
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Hi, I had gone to a no-kill cat rescue last Sunday to volunteer. I had to fill out an application and they called me today. I am going in Sat. morning to be shown around the complete facility. I only saw the main floor, didn't even know there was a lower floor. Some cats are not adoptable but they will always have a home at this Rescue, this place is called Angel Paws. I will be doing the normal stuff, feeding the kits and cleaning out litter boxes, maybe giving meds and also socializing the cats, that will be my favorite thing They have around 50 cats there right now and I will be working with a group of others. I am looking forward to doing this. I am retired now and want to make some good use of my time.

If anyone has volunteered, please tell me how you liked it, I'm sure it made you feel good.
post #2 of 16
Oh, good for you! I`m sure you`ll love it.
post #3 of 16
I volunteered at a no kill shelter and I loved it...especially playing with all the kitties. You will love it!
post #4 of 16
My daughter volenteers at the no kill shelter where she lives, she loves it.
post #5 of 16
I was at a no kill for a couple of months. If i hadn't had to travel 4 hours a day and put up with people who didn't seem to give a i might have stayed.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks ladies, it seems it is a good thing to do and most of you gave it a thumbs up, I think I will love it too.
post #7 of 16
Hrm i have to add to that. It's not that they didn't care about the animals, they were well looked after. But there were too many office politics. And if i'd get attached to a cat that ended up 'going away' on my lunch break or a cat i'd try helping to come out of its shell, only to be pts after 8 days as it had FIV and wasn't reclaimed...i'd be in trouble


I have a heart, so sue me
post #8 of 16
It's wonderful, of course, to spend time with so many cats and kittens... and for me, dogs and puppies, too. But you have to be steadfast in your determination of exactly how many critters you can have!

Case in point: Earl.



Earl is the sweetest little furball... all in the world he wants is to purr and be snuggled. Putting him back into his cage is SO. HARD.

But I've had to walk away and leave this face behind five times now.

I ask ya... could you do it?
post #9 of 16
I want to, but I don't think I have the heart. I would try to take them all home. I know I would. I took the dog to the vet the other day and there was a kitty in a cage in the lobby, and I played with her for a long time, and felt bad when I had to walk away. "mew, mew, MEW!"
post #10 of 16
i have volunteered before at a cat shelter...it is very rewarding but difficult not to take them all home...LOL....good luck!!!
post #11 of 16
That is wonderful you are going to volunteer. Those kitties need all the love they can get and I'm sure you will give it to them. I don't think I could do that. At a no-kill shelter, I guess it wouldn't be too bad, but I never could volunteer at a regular animal shelter. That would be heart breaking. I would go home in tears every day.
post #12 of 16
You know, I've been voluteering at least 3 days a week for a year & a half now. And it isn't hard to leave them behind. You can never forget-if you take them all home, how can you care for them? If you take them home, they loose their chance at their purr-fect furr-ever home.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
It's wonderful, of course, to spend time with so many cats and kittens... and for me, dogs and puppies, too. But you have to be steadfast in your determination of exactly how many critters you can have!

Case in point: Earl.



Earl is the sweetest little furball... all in the world he wants is to purr and be snuggled. Putting him back into his cage is SO. HARD.

But I've had to walk away and leave this face behind five times now.

I ask ya... could you do it?
Earl is so beautiful, I hope he finds a forever home soon. Please keep us updated on him.
post #14 of 16
Aww, good on you for volunteering, i wish more people would - although I do admit it can be hard to leave them, but I look at it that if I kept more (I foster), then I would very quickly be full, and then what would happen if there was a cat like Kizzy (unspayed and put out on the streets while she still had milk) who needed a placement (nobody else in the rescue had the space at the time)? While they are adoptable, they will be up for rehoming, as it keeps the spaces for those that are more needy.
post #15 of 16
That is wonderful...I'd end up taking them all home with me.

I really hope that you enjoy it!
post #16 of 16
I volunteer every saturday and I love it. I get lots of kitties to play with and I feel like I am helping them. Not to mention that is where I got my Riley
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