Friday morning house cat volunteers Kalin, Jennifer, and Charles work hard each week to get all the cages cleaned and litter boxes scooped out before the shelter opens at 11:00 am.
Jennifer is a former foster mom for some of our shelter puppies, “until it became clear I couldn’t give some of them up.” So, she has 3 dogs all from WSHS: Henry, adopted June 2013, Charlie (foster failure #1), Finn (foster failure #2) and 3 cats, Mr. and Mrs. Ira and Judy Catzenberg and their son Walter (he’s adopted). Kalin also adopted her dog Lucky from West Suburban in 2008. He’s a cattle dog/pointer/shepherd/shar pei mix! Charles currently does not have pets at home but he plays basketball and his team recently won the state tournament.
Volunteering at WSHS can also be a learning experience. Charles has found that some of the animals take time to become social and enjoys interacting with the many different breeds of cats. Jennifer says that she’s learned that she likes animals more than people sometimes, while Kalin enjoys working with all the animals and humans at WSHS.