Meet Mindy, our September Volunteer of the Month!
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Superstar volunteer Mindy has been sharing her cat savvy skills and love with the felines of HSU for the past nine months. Each week our cats and staff look forward to the time that Mindy spends in our Kitty City cleaning, feeding, and snuggling any cat looking for a lap. But for Mindy, it doesn't stop at Kitty City, she also volunteers at our special events and assisting in our volunteer department. Read below to learn more about this multi-talented volunteer:
What brought you to HSU?
I was looking for something meaningful to do in my spare time and had heard good things about volunteering at the humane society. I've always loved cats and wanted something that involved helping them any way I could.
What is your favorite thing about volunteering at HSU?
My favorite thing about volunteering at HSU is that from the moment that I stepped in the door for my volunteer orientation it's felt like family. Everyone, from the staff to the other volunteers, has been so nice and welcoming. It's great to be around others that share the same passion and love for these animals.
Do you have a favorite story from volunteering here?
I don't really have a favorite story but every time that I volunteer here I feel like I'm making a difference in their lives and really feel appreciated. My favorite thing to do during my shift, after all the cleaning has been done, everything put away and all of them feed, is to just sit with the cats and give them love.
Do you have any pets at home?
I have one cat, Basil.
Tell us something fun and unique about yourself
My cat, Basil, was a rescue that I bottle fed when she was just a few weeks old. She is now 14 years old.