SAVE THE ANIMALS FOUNDATION
November 29, 2011
My husband and I started volunteering with STAF in 2003. Had we known that such a fantastic place existed, we'd have started years earlier! Every year we're involved with STAF, we develop a deeper appreciation and amazement for how smoothly and lovingly this shelter is run for the protection and care of its many hundreds of cat and dog residents. We are part of a volunteer force we are very proud to call our peers. STAF is committed to being a no-kill sanctuary for animals who would otherwise quickly meet their deaths at county facilities. We don't discriminate - we exist to provide hope and care for animals of all ages and infirmities. Our volunteers become very well-acquainted with our residents and develop expertise in pairing adopters with pets. STAF serves both the animal and human community around us by raising the bar for what homeless pets and hopeful companions can expect as humane and respectful treatment, and I am extremely privileged to be a part of this organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
having adopted 2 dogs and 1 cat from STAF. We know hundreds of the cats by name and would have trouble selecting a favorite to bring home because we feel so close to so many. I have seen years' worth of tireless care, personal sacrifice, and love for these cats and dogs through my fellow volunteers. There is no limit to the amount of time and energy our core volunteers will give to ensure these animals have a healthy and good life.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
spread the word to animal lovers with windows in their schedules to permit them to give their time with us. I would love to see STAF get the attention of large grant providers because they could be incredibly assured that any donations sent to STAF will be used to their maximum efficiency and efficacy.
Volunteer & I am a "cleaner" on a Friday morning shift - tasked with 3 rooms and various cages, and I am a medicator, providing vet-prescribed medical care to cats on Wednesdays.