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Maria Chinovsky

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Review for Shadow Cats Rescue, Round Rock, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Shadow Cats is the best! This is a multi-faceted non-profit focused on feline care, including education about cats, Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR), helping to feed ferals in colonies, and providing funds for rescues who need assistance with medical expenses for cats.
The Shadow Cats' Sanctuary is a free roaming safe setting for cats with feline leukemia, FIV, undesirable behaviors, and injured cats who have limited options for homing. At the Sanctuary, cats receive the best medical care, food, a safe and comfortable home, and lots of love. Feral cats have a safe place to live where have minimal interaction with people, if that is their choice.
Shadow Cats is dedicated to providing compassionate care to cats, and as a volunteer, I am honored to be a part of this organization. I see how the cats are treated and cared for, and it is a privilege to work directly with the cats and to help with their care, and to share updates about the cats and their welfare. The cats at the Sanctuary are cats who may have no where else to go because of their issues, but Shadow Cats gives these kits a chance to live their life with dignity and love.
I am very grateful for the research Shadow Cats is doing with feline leukemia and FIV cats, and that they are sharing this information with other rescue groups and the public. Shadow Cats is a very caring and special organization.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Shadow Cats Rescue, Round Rock, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a new volunteer with Shadow Cats, though I have years of rescue and TNR experience. I look forward to each visit to the Sanctuary and the opportunity to meet with the cats and kittens who are there. There are so many different personalities, from the very feral to the sweetest and most loving felines. All of them receive the best medical care, attention, food and a clean, safe and sanitary living situation in a beautiful environment.
The cats and kittens at Shadow Cats have a wide and varied history. There is a special area for cats with feline leukemia who would be euthanized if Shadow Cats did not provide them a home. Through years of care and research, Shadow Cats has found that some of the cats and kittens shed the leukemia virus and appear to be leading normal healthy lives. Much more research will be done in this area and hopefully this research will help save the lives of many more cats and kittens in the future. But all the leukemia positive cats and kittens are cared for and loved as long as they are Shadow Cats.
Shadow Cats says that once a Shadow Cat, always a Shadow Cat. There are healthy cats living at Shadow Cats who may not be adoptable because they have personality traits or habits that may not be suitable in a private home. Now they have a home and caring partners to keep them safe and comfortable for the rest of their lives. Some of the resident cats are cats who were adopted out to very good families and years later they are returned to the Sanctuary because the adopter cannot care for them. Shadow Cats opens their door and those cats are living out their lives in the Sanctuary with other cats.
The people involved with Shadow Cats are incredibly kind and dynamic people with a true passion for cats and kittens, whether at the Sanctuary or in the community. Shadow Cats volunteers are involved in TNR in Round Rock and surrounding communities. They go the extra mile, literally, to help cats and kittens in need in the central Texas area and throughout the United States, if needed.
Shadow Cats helps cats and kittens in need through their One Life Fund, their Emergency Fund and Feed the Ferals funding. These funds help individuals and other organizations who need funds to care for a cat or kitten in need, which may be providing food or assisting with medical costs. And, Shadow Cats reaches out to senior residents in retirement homes. Baskets are prepared and then paid for by donors. The baskets are then delivered to senior citizens in our community by volunteers. The senior residents enjoy the baskets and the visit and volunteers really enjoy the opportunity to visit with them.
The Shadow Cat volunteers are quite active in fund raising events. These fund raisers help raise the funds necessary to care for so many cats, and so many with medical issues. And Shadow Cat cat/kitten sponsors contribute so very much to the welfare of their sponsored fur baby or babies. Shadow Cats try to provide personal updates about their sponsored pet, and they posting information about the cats and kittens on Facebook and on their website.
I love being a volunteer at Shadow Cats. I love the cats and kittens at the Sanctuary, and I appreciate the dedication and cheerfulness of the volunteers and everyone working with Shadow Cats. Everyone works very hard to care for cats and kittens who have no where else to go, and to provide them with a safe, healthy and comfortable home for the rest of their lives.

Role:  Volunteer