Earlier this year my 6 year old cat died from cancer. It was devastating but damn that cat had been an awesome and given us so much. We have space for 3 cats, and I knew eventually we would get another cat partially as a way to honor the cat we lost. We adopted a cat from a rescue group who had been pulled from a shelter close to his euthanasia date.
This got me thinking alot about how much happiness I’ve gotten from my cats and how I’d really like to give back to more than just the 3 I can adopt myself.
I’ve been volunteering at Oakland Animal Services for the past few months and really wish I had done this sooner. It’s been a really fulfilling experience. I’ve always been a bit on the shy side but have found that talking to people who are looking to adopt a cat is the best part of the job – actually helping match up people with cats that will enhance their lives
I look forward to the few hours a week I spend there.
If you are in Oakland and are looking for a pet come to Oakland Animal Services!