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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Golden Paw Society is a fantastic not-for-profit organization that takes cats from over crowded shelters here on Long Island and sometimes elsewhere to provide love and care to those who need it the most. Many of the rescues are seniors, have health issues or emotional issues. My daughter and I volunteer our time and money to this wonderful organization - as much as we are able to. It is so rewarding to watch a cat with health issues become healthy and to witness an emotionally disturbed cat to go from hiding in a cage to letting you pet him or her to then being able to roam free with the rest of the cats in our center. These cats are cared for around the clock by many dedicated volunteers. Some of our volunteers are kind enough to foster the cats as well. Please consider this amazing organization for one of the generous prizes.

Review from #MyGivingStory

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Second Chance

Anyone who has ever experienced the gift of a second chance – whether it be at love, a career, or even a chance to mend a fractured friendship – knows what a blessing it can be. And bestowing this blessing upon felines in need is at the heart of the Golden Paw Society’s mission; by rescuing abandoned cats and kittens from municipal and “kill” shelters, the folks at Golden Paw give these creatures a second chance at life.

I first heard about Golden Paw through Facebook; a friend had shared a GP posting about a kitty in need of a home, and I found myself surfing over to the Golden Paw Society’s FB page and, later, their website to learn more about this organization and the work that they do. I was impressed by what I discovered. I learned that Golden Paw’s volunteers perform “shelter runs” every couple months during which they rescue cats from municipal shelters. And not just any cats – all cats. That is, the sick, the overlooked, the depressed – Golden Paw’s volunteers keep an eye out specifically for these “underdogs” of the feline world who often meet the sad fate of languishing away in their shelter cages. Once rescued by Golden Paw, these underdogs, along with their happier, healthier counterparts, of course, are given the care, love, and attention that they need to thrive, and, furthermore, they are given the opportunity to be adopted by a “Forever Family” through Golden Paw’s adoption center or one of their affiliates.

Rescuing cats and providing for their medical care is a costly enterprise, and GPS counts on the generosity of their friends and donors to help make it happen. Whenever I can, I donate to Golden Paw Society’s “Shelter Run Fund.” It’s my small way of supporting the noble work of GPS. Every dollar contributed helps bring a beautiful, innocent creature closer to a second chance at health and happiness in a loving home, and this is something that every homeless cat deserves. GPS cats are blessed with a second chance, and these special kitties will someday “pay it forward.” When adopted, these cats will themselves be a blessing, bestowing upon their adoptive families the gift of love.

Review from #MyGivingStory