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.
When did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? My junior year in college – sometime around October ’08.
How did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? In one of my graphic design classes we had to work with a non-profit to make a poster. I chose Catty Shack, and decided I wanted to keep volunteering after my poster project was done. Unfortunately, due to the rigors of school, I disappeared from volunteering for a little while, but was able to start it back up on a regular basis once I was almost done with school.
What has been your favorite moment(s) at Catty Shack so far? One day while helping to turn off water hoses to the tiger pools, I noticed Hercules – one of our white tigers – slinking around in his pool, completely immersed up to his eyes and watching me intently. Once I got close enough to turn off his hose, he decided it was time. Quickly, he jumped out of his pool at just the right angle to drench me. Since then I like to think of him as our “Shark Kitty” – he loves to drench you if he can!
Thank you, Lauren, for everything you do at Catty Shack!