We have a very special blog to share with you.
You know how in the pet blogosphere, most (if not all) of the blogs feature one, two, or even five pets? Their mommies and daddies love them so much that they want to show them off to the whole world. The four-legged bloggers in the pet blogosphere are some of the luckiest pets ever, because not only do they get heaps of love of attention from their loved ones, hundreds of people from the Internet adore them as well!
Well, the blog we’re about to show you is a little different. It doesn’t have a star pet. In fact, there are no pets. You see, all the cats featured on this blog are homeless and waiting for their forever homes. Every cat longs for the day when a human falls in love with her and takes her home, where she can start her very, very, very first blog showing off her own cleverness, funny antics, and cute poses. As for now, all these homeless cats have to rely on two amazing, selfless volunteers to advertise them to the pet blogosphere and hope that someone will step forward and say, “This cat seems to be my perfect match! I want him!”
Let’s hear it for…Animal Shelter Volunteer! Live from Norwalk, CT, this amazing blog is run by two volunteers at the Norwalk PAWS shelter. The posts feature the cats from the shelter, complete with pictures and wonderful tidbits about each cat. If you fall in love with one of the cats, you better hope you live within a reasonable driving distance from Norwalk, because the shelter cares about each one of their cats and wants to keep them close by in case something happens.
One of the volunteers, a man who has been at PAWS for more than 13 years, finds his volunteer work to be very rewarding. “The lessons and rewards that come from working with these incredible animals — and their compassionate human friends — are exponentially greater than the time I’ve given,” he says. “Each animal at PAWS has a wonderfully unique tale, and I’m glad this blog gives us a forum to share their stories.”
Making occasional appearances in the blog are Sammy and Moosey, a couple of former PAWS kitties and currently fur-children of both volunteers (who are, in fact, married to each other!) They seem to be as selfless as their parents, as proven by the tremendous support they show for their PAWS friends.
Animal Shelter Volunteer Life gives the homeless cats a voice, and encourages the public to understand that there are so many funny, sweet, and amazing cats who need a place to call home. For example, take a look at Swizzle. She was adopted from PAWS when she was 8 weeks old, then was brought back when she was 6 because her owner moved to a place that didn’t allow pets. She has been at the shelter for more than a year, and she’s patiently waiting for a human to come along and love her for the rest of her life. Just look at those big green eyes! Who could resist her?!
The very best part of the blog is their FURever Home Friday posts! It’s when they share the great news that some of the cats we’ve come to known and love have been adopted! They just posted the latest round of FURever home kitties today. Congratulations, Cecil, Celeste, and the rest! We’re truly happy for them!
Animal Shelter Volunteer Life can be found on Facebook. Spread the word, and hopefully more shelters will follow in their footsteps!