I hope that you’ll all consider Purrfect Pals or at least keep them in mind. Small local shelters that do great work really need all the assistance they can get. There are so many places helping cats that places in the local communities often get overlooked.
The people who volunteer there are wonderful. Many of them spend their own money to go to our of the area events that bring in money for the shelter. There are others fostering cats. Still others clean kennels regularly. There are people who can be counted on to drive an hour out of their way to pick something up from the main shelter and bring it back to an offsite room. Others will drop everything to get a sick cat to one of the shelter vets.
Connie Gabelein, the Executive Director worked as the lead volunteer at the offsite shelter Mom volunteered at. She used to send her teasing emails about the Meezers they got in. Mom would always follow-up and look, even after she found me! Connie was tireless in her availability even then. She’d work long hours taking cats to emergency vets after hours if needed or taking cats into her own home when they needed a break from the adoption room.
There are people who dedicate their weekends to manning booths at fairs, creating and donating toys and products that can be sold at the booths, people who beg for donations for events like the Black Cat Ball and the Average Joe Cat Show.
Within our local area are other really worthy shelters. There are only so many local dollars to go around. Even if you can’t vote for us, if you are local, we hope that you’ll look into supporting us. If you work at a company that will match your donation, please consider making one. Those dollars go a long way in a small shelter.
I was a Purrfect Pals cat. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t had them to help me when I needed them. Chey might not care, but I bet you do.
If I’m remiss in not saying more about Labor Day, it’s because I’m a cat and I don’t labor. Really.