November 21, 2012
I've been volunteering with the AWLMC for about four years in various ways. I love this organization so very much. It is amazing to know the impact we are having on the lives of the cats and people in our community. There is nothing better than reading an update about one of our cats and hearing just how much their new family loves them. This is especially wonderful when that particular cat had a rough background -- was abandoned, hurt, sick, scared, or had lost trust in people. And to read that they are now lap cats that snuggle with their owners every night is frankly...awesome. We have so many great cats at our shelter, and that is obvious as our turnover is incredible! Because we are close to cage-free, our "kids" tend to be more relaxed and comfortable while in the shelter. They are played with, brushed, given manicures, and loved on constantly. And because we are a no-kill shelter, one of a scant few, all of us know that the cats in our care will be so until they find their forever homes. I also love that this is an all-volunteer organization because every single person that gives of their time to taking care of the shelter and the cats is truly in it for the joy and love of animals. We love our shelter. We love our cats. And we are also there for each other. Recently, one of my cats became quite ill. I sent out a request for a pill gun and a water fountain. Within 30 minutes, I had over 10 responses to help. And many more emails of concern. This is a very special organization with a very special mission made up of very special people.
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