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What I want to do

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

What matters to me

NATURE, WILDLIFE, CHILDREN

What inspires me

GIVING

RIVERHEAD, NY USA

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CENTER FOR ANIMAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INC
May 13, 2012

I HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERING AT C.A.R.E. FOR OVER 10 YEARS. AS I LIVE IN NY, I TRY TO GET THERE AT LEAST ONCE AND YEAR. IT HAS BEEN A PRIVLEDGE TO BE ABLE TO INTERACT SO CLOSELY WITH THESE WONDERFUL MAJESTIC ANIMALS. EACH ONE IS TREATED AS A FAMILY MEMBER AND SPECIFIC NEEDS ARE ADDRESSED FOR THEIR CARE AND MEDICAL NEEDS. EVERY LION, TIGER, LEOPARD, COUGAR AND THE SNOW LEOPARD GET HUMAN INTERACTION EVERY DAY. THE STAFF HAS KNOWN A MAJORITY OF THE CATS SINCE THEIR BIRTH AND KNOW THEIR INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITIES, WHICH, YES, ARE A VARIED AS HUMANS. IF THEY DON'T GET ALONG WITH OTHERS, THEY CAN LIVE ALONE. IF THEY DON'T LIKE A CERTAIN ENCLOSURE, THEY ARE MOVED TO ANOTHER. THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS MAKE CERTAIN EACH CAT RECEIVES LIFE ENRICHMENT THROUGH ACTIVITIES AND TOYS. AS FOR THE CARE AND CLEANLINESS OF THE FACILITY, IT IS OUTSTANDING. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A PLACE WITH SO MANY BIG ANIMALS MAINTAIN SUCH CLEANLINESS. AS FOR ME, VOLUNTEERING AT C.A.R.E HAS BEEN A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE AND I TRULY MISS EACH AND EVERY CAT WHEN I AM AWAY. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP C.A.R.E KEEP THE GOOD WORK THAT IS DONE HERE GOING. HEIDI, DEREK AND THE KIDS HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO C.A.R.E. AND THIS IS TRULY GOD'S WORK THEY ARE DOING HERE!!

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

MY ATTITUDE AND RESPECT FOR NATURE!!

Ways to make it better...

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

TRY TO ORGANIZE MORE CHARITY EVENTS.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

NONE

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

YES, I MET LIFE-LONG FRIENDS AND FELT A VOID IN MY LIFE HAD BEEN FILLED.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

WONDERFUL AND COMPLETE. A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE!!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & HELPED WITH BABY CATS, CLEANED OUT PENS, FED AND WATERED THE CATS AND ADMINISTERED MEDICATION. GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES IN VET CENTER. ERRANDS WHEN NECESSARY.