Archive for March, 2013
[KK rescued Trisha from Animal Care and Control, where she was slated for euthanasia, given how sick she was. Malnourished, dehydrated, too sick to even be spayed, Trisha came to KK and was rushed the next day to the ER, spent a few week’s hospitalized and a couple of months fostered. At the adoption center, volunteers fed her and cleaned her cage with much trepidation, as she was quick to lash out, hiss, and bite. But, behavior notwithstanding, Trisha caught the eye of one woman who felt that Trisha was “the one.” And, apparently, the feeling was mutual…]
Congratulations to Anya R, our March Volunteer of the Month! Anya has been with KittyKind for about a year, first as a floater, then a foster mom. Now she manages KittyKind’s Yelp account. Anya says, “My last foster, Lola, whom I began fostering in August, is now a part of our family. She was only supposed to stay with us for a week, but she had a seizure on her first night with us and so we said we would keep her to nurse her back to health and then couldn’t let her go!” Anya has two other cats who live with her, and it was her experience adopting a cat from KittyKind (Tini, who was called Archer at KK) that led her to becoming a volunteer. Anya says that fostering is both hard and rewarding. “Having kittens who are so traumatized is difficult to see and having to give them up is even more difficult. But I also found it very rewarding to see their progress at the end and know that they found their forever home.”
Anya has three cats: “Rusty (a little over 2 years old), Tini (2 years old this June), and Lola (kept her name! almost 1 year old). I never had any pets growing up other than a turtle, but my fiancé had a cat growing up so we adopted Rusty as soon as we moved in together. I am actually no longer allowed to foster, according to my fiancé, because I will keep them all.” Tini even helped with her engagement! “My fiancé bought a cat collar with a custom tag that said “Anya, will you marry me?” and put the ring around the cat collar. Tini ran up to me and surprised me with the engagement. It was perfect, since our cats are such a huge part of my life.
Thank you, Anya, for everything you do for KittyKind and the cats looking for homes!
Congratulations to Michelle N, our February Volunteer of the Month! Michelle has been with KittyKind for two years, and she currently works as a cleaner. Her nominator said she can always count on her, and even though sometimes it’s just the two of them, they get everything done. And Michelle always stays late to play with and socialize the kitties. Michelle wanted to volunteer with KittyKind because she loves all animals, and her favourite part of her work is playing with the cats. Michelle lives with a girl cat named Mikey (above, with her doggy pal Dilly). Thank you, Michelle, for all the work you do for KittyKind! We, and the cats, thank you!