What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR?
I got involved with ACR shortly after leaving another cat rescue I had been with for almost 6 years. I really loved what ACR stood for, and felt it would be a rewarding and valuable experience to be able to volunteer with Annex.
How are you helping now? What volunteer position are you filling? What does your work involve?
I volunteer with ACR as a Monday adoption volunteer, screening adopters, and also volunteer as “cat marketing admin”, updating the available cats page with new available cat profiles.
Describe a real winning moment for you as an ACR volunteer.
A real winning moment for me is when I have made a successful match for a cat and adopter. It is very rewarding to help find kitties find a loving forever home.
Why do you think people should volunteer with ACR?
People should volunteer with ACR as its a wonderful organization that helps feral cat colonies as well as finding homes for kitties. They really care about their volunteers and the public.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing that ACR does?
The most important thing that ACR does is helping care for feral colonies, abandoned cats as well as educate the public. It is also wonderful that they help adopt out cats into forever homes.
What do you do when you aren’t volunteering with ACR? What’s your “real” job?
When I am not volunteering with ACR, I am a stay at home mom to 5 kids.
Besides rescuing cats, what are some of your other hobbies?
Besides rescuing cats, I am an avid reader of fiction, entering contests, (I have won a number of great prizes over the past years), and I love taking fitness classes several times a week.
Do you live with any ACR cats at the moment? Who and what is their back story?
Currently I do not have any ACR adopted cats. My two cats are Tuli and Paige (Tuli is a TCR adopted kitty, and Paige is from Forever Home Cat Rescue).
What cat do you dedicate your volunteer work to and why?
I dedicate my cat work to Tuli, because it was his back story that got me started on volunteering with a cat rescue. Tuli was a kitten that was not rescued until he was 5 months old. He was part of a colony that was forming (he lived with his brother, mom and grandmother outside of an apartment building). . He was semi-feral when I adopted him. After months of socializing him, he came around. I wanted to be able to help save kitty lives and give back to the community. :)