Volunteer Profile: Heather G

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

I wanted to be a part of something and get involved in an organization, I found the ACR website and loved the policies and wanted to get involved.

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

I am currently an adoption coordinator, which involves emailing/ calling any new inquires that come in on the day I am assigned.

Volunteer profile Heather G

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

After screening someone and hearing their passion for animals and how eager they are to adopt, knowing they could eventually adopt from our organization. When they eventually meet up with the foster carer, they fall in love with the cat and I hear about how happy they are to take the cat home.

Why do you think people should volunteer with ACR?

It is an rewarding organization with great people involved, everyone is so kind and would go out of their way to assist you. Getting a cat adopted by a wonderful deserving family/individual is a great feeling knowing you helped assist with it.

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

ACR gives cats a chance to live in a wonderful home, they don’t use cages all cats are in foster homes, which is how they should be living. The policies and way they treat people/animals is respectful and delightful.

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

When not volunteering, I work in a law firm doing intake/ reception full time.

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

I also volunteer at the Queen Street Animal Hospital helping out and cleaning. I’m outdoors as much as possible from working out to hanging out with friends.

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

Unfortunately I do not live with any cats at this moment.

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