Volunteering at the Humane Society
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|Tue, 05-25-2010 - 4:59am|
I have started volunteering at the Kitsap Humane Society (a no-kill shelter). I had my orientation and training first. I will be working mainly with the cats. I have found that caged kitties do not always want to be petted and brushed, can't blame them there. I am getting to know some of the residents, I did fall in love with Smokey, a one year old female gray tabby, so pretty and sweet. Gary says I can't bring home any more pets, we have 3 cats and that is enough. I told him to come see the cats when I volunteer this wednesday, let's see if he can resist Smokey...LOL! For the first 25 hours of volunteering I can not take the cats out of their cage, but I can open the cage, pet, brush, give them a toy, clean, feed and water them. By the time I do this for 25 hours I will have a pretty good idea of which ones I can take out and hold. Of course, some may find homes on days I am not there, I have to prepare myself so I do not get too attached. Afterall, the reason I am there is to help socialize them so that a new family will want to give them a forever home. I wonder if Smokey will even be there by wednesday.