January 20, 2012
The ARAS shelter reminds me of the Island of Misfit Toys. There's Winky, a big marmalade tomcat nearly blind in both eyes; Panther, born without the nerves that would allow him to close his mouth; countless FIV+ and feral cats that will probably live their whole lives at the shelter. But ARAS doesn't give up on them, doesn't decide that their lives aren't worth living. A cat that has come to ARAS is made part of the family for life, whether they live out their years in the shelter, or find a new place to call home. It's been my privilege to volunteer there. If you have room in your home, or just in your heart, for these cats I would encourage you to stop by the shelter to adopt, donate, or volunteer.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?