Saturday, May 2, 2009

Volunteering at the Cat Colony


Last week I completed my first 7 days of volunteer work for the Washington Heights Cat Colony. Washington Heights is where I have lived most of my life and cats have always been my pet of choice. I was doing some research over the holidays after receiving a good card for Christmas from Matthew's Aunt Di and Uncle Larry. Basically it's like a gift card but you spend the money on your charity of choice! So neat! Well it took me a while to make my charitable donation but in doing so I got in contact with the organization and offered up my time if ever a spot opened up. That is how I came to be a volunteer for WaHiCC. As a cat feeder we take turns (basically responsible for a week out of the month each) visiting the feral cat colony and making sure all the usual suspects are ok and that they get clean water and food every day. All the cats that belong to the colony have one ear slightly tipped that way they can be recognized to be neutered or spayed. This is such a great thing! NYC homes so many stray cats and groups like this work hard on trying to do their part to help the situation. If you would like to read up on what my group does you can check out http://wahicats.org/.
I took some shots of the kitties. They are a bit shy towards me still since I am new but they are so wonderful and I am sure soon enough they will warm up more.

2 comments:

  1. It's not sad. These furry buddies got me looking after them!

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