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PLACER COUNTY SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
August 21, 2011

As a volunteer mentor, it is so rewarding to assist adopters to find the right pet, to know that they are going to a good home. Many people ask "how can you do this" but knowing that the animals are safe & fed keeps me going. Being a part of the entire adoption process is a "feel good" emotion.

I personally adopt older cats (11-15) as people often think they won't live long, or there will be behaviorial problems. But all they have done is bring me joy.

The shelter is like a community, where our one goal is to help animals find their "forever" home. I have been with them about 6 years. What you choose to do is up to you, ie walk dogs, pamper the cats, assist in adoption counseling, Petmobile, assist in training volunteers, and even foster care, You volunteer when it is best for you. They provide classes for all areas of interest.

PSPCA is truly a volunteer driven facility, with the heart in the right place.....A forever home for all the animals.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Total concern is best care for the animals. Health issues are watched daily. Any changes in the animal is noted by volunteers or staff. Always looking for ways to stimulate the cats in cages...they even have their own TV. Long lasting friendships have been made and it makes you more involved in your community

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow the animals more interaction with each other - companionship. Cats have their own cages, and are protected from each other for illness/injury prevention, but they can get very lonely after being in the shelter for months and months. The volunteers do try adn visit with each cat daily, but sometimes it just is not enough. The down side is that larger cages would take up space and there would be fewer cats shown for adoption.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & As a volunteer mentor, I am able to assist in training new volunteers, provide adoption counseling to customers. I also provide foster care for kittens and surgerical recovery cats.