Fostering and finding cats forever homes · Call Us: 608.848.4174 · Email Us: Donate

Category: Featured Volunteers

Featured Volunteer: Sam Peterson

sam

Sam Peterson of Boy Scout Troop 6224 contacted Angel’s Wish about working with us on his Eagle Scout project. We put our heads together, and decided building scratching posts would make a great project. Sam did lots of planning and estimated all of the supplies needed. Brunsell Lumber gave a generous discount on the supplies for […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteer: Sarah F.

Sarah

“My name is Sarah and I have been a volunteer at Angel’s Wish for 10 years. I started as a youth volunteer when I was 10 years old. I first learned about Angel’s Wish when I went there with my girl scout troop when I was about 8 years old. Right away, I knew that […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteer: Amie P.

Please share a bit of information about your background. I was raised on a small dairy farm in Door County and moved to Madison to attend college. I earned a Masters degree in Counseling and work as a Middle School Counselor at Badger Ridge and CKCS in Verona. I have always been a care-giver and […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteers: Karen Cunningham and Chris Bunck

karenchris

Karen Cunningham   What is your professional background? I worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior for 30+ years as an information technology specialist  (computer person), mostly here in Madison at the National Wildlife Health Center.  I actually trained as a wildlife biologist, but started using computers to manage data … and slid sideways into […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteers: Rick and Sharon

As “reverse snowbirds” (Florida residents who spend their summers in Madison), Rick and Sharon began volunteering at Angel’s Wish last summer. Their love of cats and dogs motivated them to share some of their skills with the remarkable and unique cat adoption/resource center. Rick serves in the front Retail area as cashier/adoption processor/answers phones while […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteer: Ginger

What is your professional background? I was a Kindergarten teacher for 32 years, never tiring of working with 5-6 year olds! I loved their energy, their innocence and their constant interest in anything new to learn! GREAT choice of a career! How long have you been volunteering for Angel’s Wish? I have been involved with […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteer: Izzy

izzy

What is your professional background? I have both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in geology with an emphasis on shale geochemistry and stable isotopes. Why did you choose Angel’s Wish? I chose Angel’s Wish because I truly believe in their mission: to find homes for kitties in need. Everyone at Angel’s Wish is wonderful […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteers: Rebecca and Grace

rebecca-and-grace

Grace and I live in Madison and began volunteering at Angel’s Wish shortly after Grace turned 12 (the age at which you can begin volunteering).  We both love animals. We currently have an almost 15 year old dog, an almost 16 year old cat, and a dwarf frog. Prior to volunteering we stopped in from time […]

Read More »


Candice and Kathy’s Casino Getaway

casino

Candice Larabee and her mom, Kathy Leffingwell, know how to put the FUN in fundraising. It is called Candice and Kathy’s Casino Getaway and Angel’s Wish and another local pet rescue, Shelter From the Storm, have been the beneficiaries of their creativity and energy. Candice and Kathy’s Casino Getawa is a twice yearly bus trip […]

Read More »


Featured Volunteer: Mary Ann Riggs

Mary Ann Riggs

Mary Ann and a friend saw a need and started their own nonprofit to help organizations like Angel’s Wish. It is called 2 Crazy Cat Ladies. Here is her description of what she does and why she does it: “Cathy and I, both cat lovers, met when we were both volunteering at a local shelter. […]

Read More »