Friday, November 5, 2010
AWL Volunteer Day
Hyde Park Cats volunteers did a second day of volunteering at AWL (the Animal Welfare League). Volunteers helped clean cages and give kitty cats some love and attention. One of our volunteers also held a sick and emaciated kitty while she died. Hyde Park Cats does not have a shelter facility, so our visits to AWL allow for a look at a different side of animal rescue. We plan on organizing a monthly visit to this needy Southside shelter. Please join us.
Volunteer Kim reports that the highlight of the time for her was "managing to coax a very frail, elderly (~12 years old) cat from the back of her cage and cuddle with her for about half an hour. She had hidden so far back that none of us knew there was an animal in the cage at first!"
Big hugs and purrs to volunteers Chelsea, Emily, Ruth, Meng, Kim, Zarinah, the five members of the University of Chicago student group (PAWS Chicago) and especially Catherine. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get hooked up for our next visit to AWL. Your hugs and pets are badly needed by the cats in their facility.