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!
When did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? I started volunteering at Catty Shack about 18 years ago.
How did you start volunteering at Catty Shack? My paralegal, Diana, was a volunteer and she got me hooked. She still volunteers there to this day.
What has been your favorite moment(s) at Catty Shack so far? Of all the wonderful experiences I have had, my favorite moment might seem pretty odd. You see, I met Hercules, the white tiger and his two sisters, just after they were born over ten years ago. And I met the two sisters, the black spotted leopards, over 6 years ago when they were born. And I met Freddy, the sweet lion, 7 years ago when he was born! But my favorite moment was they day the new lion enclosure was finished. I spent that entire Saturday crawling around on my hands and knees and found over ten big knarly nails and screws the workers had dropped on the ground that would have surely ended up in the paws of Tal and Nyra! That day I felt of use! That was my favorite day! Picking a single favorite moment is just not possible. I love all the animals but must confess that the tigers are my favorites. Being able to work in such close proximity to these amazing animals just makes everything right with my world. I have always considered myself a “cat” woman and this experience has just added an unbelievable dimension to that part of me.
Thanks, Sharon, for everything you do at Catty Shack!