I've decided to volunteer at a local cat rescue center called Cat Welfare. I've been looking at different shelters in the area and I really like this one. It's only 5 min. away from my house so if I'm needed in an emergency I can be there in a flash. I've been kicking around the idea for quite sometime. I would like you all to know that you had a part in my decision! Some of the stories I've heard about ferals and rescues made me realise there is a real need out there for people. I also was very affected by a local animal abuse case. I also want to become a TNR volunteer because of Sarah, the feral I took in. I need advice right now because I am a little nervous. I've never done anything like this before and I don't know what to expect. I'm definitely commited to this, however I'm worried about the emotional toll this may have on me. I'm a very sensitive person when it comes to cats and kittens. The shelter is a no kill shelter, but a lot of the animals that come in have been abused or hurt. If any of you are volunteers I would really appreciate any advice you have for me on what to expect. I don't want to be blind sided by something I can't handle. If I know what to expect, then I can be prepared to deal with it when the time comes.
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12/17/02 at 11:08am