One of Georgia SPCA’s most valuable assets is Jacques Boudreau. Among a litany of other volunteer activities, he provides much-needed lodging and caregiving to our cats and kittens through fostering. Through his largesse, he has fostered as many as twenty orphans or strays in the past year.
A big “Shout Out” to Diane Whitaker of Duluth who has been volunteering at the Georgia SPCA for 3 years and has fostered a total of 48 kittens, many with medical needs, over the past 2 ½ years.
Currently, she spends Monday and Wednesday mornings in the Vet Tech area tending to the animals who have been surrendered, abandoned or rescued from kill shelters and who are not ready to be adopted due to health or behavioral issues.
I had never volunteered before stepping into an animal shelter and now I can’t imagine doing anything else. I was motivated by the fact that I like animals better than people!
When I began volunteering, I looked for a mentor, someone to show me the ropes and I found her, or maybe she found me (thank you Lori)!
It all started innocently enough. I was getting ready to retire, and I was looking for volunteer opportunities. My wife Robin said, “Have you considered walking dogs down at the GA SPCA? We love dogs, we have dogs, that may be something you would like to do.” Almost a year later, I am still walking dogs at the kennel, I absolutely love it, and I cannot imagine not seeing my furry friends every week day.