December 19, 2008

And so I begin...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I created this blog to share with you my experiences as a no-kill shelter volunteer.

In the 5+ years that I've volunteered at PAWS I'm amazed at the many wonderful animals that have walked through its doors. From Monday's (above left) uncanny ability to sense from where a sponge-ball is approaching her, and respond effortlessly...I swear she had eyes in the back of her head! To Lady's (above right) gentle and loving nature...She would just climb up on my chest as I was sitting on the couch in her room and lay there, purring endlessly. Had I not had the need to visit other kitties, I would've been perfectly happy spending my entire time at the shelter with her.

I think of these kitties and so many more, and cringe at the thought of the millions of kitties (many with personalities like theirs I'm sure) and dogs that have to be euthanized every year due to shelter overcrowding. What's the solution? While I'm not sure if there's just one, I think it all starts with spaying and neutering.

More to come...