Volunteer of the Month – April

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Every month, the Catty Shack Board of Directors decide on a Volunteer of the Month to give an extra special “thank you” to. Every one of our volunteers is special to us and we are thankful for all of them – without our volunteers, Catty Shack would not be where are today! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, check out our volunteer page.

The following is a spotlight on this month’s “Volunteer of the Month”. Enjoy!


April Volunteer of the Month - KurtName: Kurt

Time Volunteered at Catty Shack: 8 months

How did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? I knew I wanted to volunteer with a group that helped animals after I moved back to Florida. I found the Catty Shack Ranch on VolunteerMatch.org and came out for a tour one Saturday afternoon. I saw all the animals and met a great group of people, and I started volunteering right after that.

What has been your favorite moment(s) at Catty Shack so far? 1. During our Halloween haunted forest last year, I was called on the radio and asked to give a tour on the golf cart to someone who needed assistance getting around. When I arrived at the front, I was met by a paralyzed Marine and his family. I felt honored to have had the privilege of introducing this hero and his family to our residents. They were a fantastic group and that tour was the highlight of my Halloween.

 2. While weeding a garden bed in front of the leopards one day, I thought that it was a mundane activity that I could be doing anywhere. A few minutes later, Freddy started roaring and Tal responded. At that moment, I realized that nothing I do at the Catty Shack is mundane, and that I enjoyed just being out there.


Thanks, Kurt, for everything you do at Catty Shack!