Q: What are your professional backgrounds?
A: Jamieson – I am a digital marketing specialist, working for a manufacturer of professional dental products.
Holly – I am a student at Madison College, studying to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Q: How long have you been volunteering for Angel’s Wish?
A: We started volunteering at Angel’s Wish at the end of 2013. We began fostering in the summer of 2014.
Q:Why did you choose Angel’s Wish?
A: We are impressed with how much Angel’s Wish cares about the kittens and cats that it nurtures, and how dedicated everyone is to making sure that each cat gets adopted into a home that will be the right fit for it. It’s more than just getting a cat adopted; Angel’s Wish wants each cat to be safe and happy for the rest of its life.
Q: What are your volunteering duties?
A: We cashier for the retail area once or twice a month, we foster one or two cats at any given time.
Q: What pets do you have?
A: We have a beautiful 3½-year-old female cat named Bailey, whom we adopted from Angel’s Wish in the spring of 2013. We also had a 16-year-old cat named Heather, who had been our companion since 2001. Heather passed away in May of this year. 🙁
Q: What is most satisfying about volunteering at Angel’s Wish?
A: Being a foster family is immensely rewarding. Over 2 years of fostering, we’ve had almost 20 different cats come into our lives – some for only a few days, and some for many months. Each cat is unique, so every fostering experience is a different journey, with its own challenges and rewards. It can be hard to let go when the perfect adopting family finally comes along, but we’re always glad we could be a part of getting a cat ready to go to its “forever home”.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to share about your experiences at Angel’s Wish?
A: Volunteering at Angel’s Wish has really expanded our horizons and taught us a lot about caring for cats. Every week we get to see new happy endings, and that is incredibly satisfying!
Learn more about volunteering at angelswish.org/volunteer/