Volunteer Profile: Carmen T

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR?

I got my first pet Simba (formally Pippen) from ACR and had a great experience so I wanted to support this organization .

Carmen and Simba

 

How are you helping now? What volunteer position are you filling? What does your work involve?

Volunteer at fundraising events – set up, manning the booths, some donations of food or cat stuff to sell.

Describe a real winning moment for you as an ACR volunteer.

Connecting with the public.

Why do you think people should volunteer with ACR?

From what I hear, most of our efforts are for the cats, less politics and clear financial disclosures of where the money goes.

In your opinion, what is the most important thing that ACR does?

Education.

What do you do when you aren’t volunteering with ACR? What’s your “real” job?

Banking

Besides rescuing cats, what are some of your other hobbies?

Travel

Carmen and Simba - all good

Do you live with any ACR cats at the moment? Who and what is their back story?

One cat Simba – his mother was Brandy and sister was Kamquat. I got him in the fall of 2012 or 2013. He was fostered by Victoria by Charles Street and had a big personality. I went in looking for a black short hair cat and came out with a orange and white long hair cat. I was not sure I was doing the right thing until the night I took him home. After playing, he crawled up on my chest where I was laying down on the sofa and fell asleep and I knew then I made the right choice.

What cat do you dedicate your volunteer work to and why?

All of them – I want all cats to have the same opportunities that Simba had.

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