In our first 2019 spotlight, we’re featuring volunteer Randy H., who’s been a fan of Cat Town since the beginning. When his schedule opened up, he decided to get in on the action, and has been a stalwart volunteer force in our Adoption Center ever since. As one of our regular weekly volunteers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Randy around or talked with him about one of our cats.
Cat Town has an incredible team of dedicated volunteers, many of whom go above and beyond just a weekly shift. One such volunteer is Shanti P., who volunteers in our adoption center, as well as helps with the Forgotten Kitten Project and the recently launched case manager program, which offers advice and support to recent adopters of cats who may need a little more time to adjust to a new home. Shanti has also fostered several cats for Cat Town, and as a registered veterinary technician she’s been able to foster difficult medical cases.
I talked with Shanti about her recent Cat Town foster fail with Huey and why special needs cats like him make for extra special companions.
So much of the life-changing and life-saving work Cat Town is able to do is because of our volunteers. Whether it’s transporting a cat to the vet or simply helping with laundry, every task adds up to making a big difference in the lives of vulnerable shelter cats in Oakland. And what better way to kick off Volunteer Appreciation Week 2018 than by celebrating our April Volunteer of the Month, Hali B.
Hali is a rock star volunteers who helps out in so many ways; working as an adoption counselor, fostering kittens, and assisting with planning Cat Town’s upcoming fall event, to name a few. She’s also been one of our generous donors, supporting our organization and its continued growth.
I talked with Hali about why volunteering at Cat Town is such a rewarding experience, and why she's supports our mission, with her time and with her donations.