The cats at our Cat Adoption Center on Ponce love Karin and Steve's weekly visits. They shower our cats with lots of love and affection, which helps them relax in their temporary home. They've even made friends with some of our shyest kitties! We're so glad to have Karin and Steve on our volunteer team!
What made you get involved with LifeLine?
After retiring from a full time career that had been loaded with stress, I was looking for ways to engage with community organizations that connected to my passions -- one of which was being with animals. Volunteering at LifeLine's Cat Adoption Center turned out to be a great way to increment the kitty love I was already getting from my own feline family. Volunteering at LifeLine also let me lend a hand with the less glamorous aspects of cat rescue (litter boxes, anyone?) while helping improve the odds for adoption by giving attention to and socializing cats.
What is your favorite volunteer activity?
There's just nothing better than sitting down on the floor of Turbo, a room where the cats are uncaged and free roaming, and having two or three occupants come charging over for love and attention.
How were you able to use your unique set of skills to help LifeLine?
No unique skills needed -- just a willingness to pitch in on a few easy cleaning tasks while taking time to share love and pets with sweet fur babies. (Which is payoff for the labor!)
What advice would you give someone who is thinking about volunteering?
Sign up for one of the volunteer orientation sessions and give yourself the sheer pleasure of being on the receiving end of boundless affection from so many great animals!
After volunteering at LifeLine, I always leave feeling calmer and happier than when I arrived - it's my weekly treat to myself!