Volunteer Profile: Lindsay W

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

I wanted to help cats in Toronto and sought to join caretaking feral colonies.

feeding colony cats

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

I go and visit a cat colony and feed them, make sure they seem healthy and help trap when we have a cat who needs medical attention.

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

We were able to home a colony cat who had a neurological issue that made her life outdoors especially difficult.

Why do you think people should volunteer with ACR?

Helping out in your community feels good and goes a long way in making others’ lives better.

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

Makes life better for both animals and humans.

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

I work in a veterinary clinic.

nighttime feeding

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

I love to read, sing, make art and bake.

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

I don’t currently. I try to adopt from different shelters and rescues to spread out my support.

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

All of them, especially the ones who still have to live on the street because they have it the hardest.

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