As we wrap up the month of February, Austin Pets Alive! would like to thank our February Volunteer of the Month - Kate Hill! Kate is an active and necessary part of the cat team. Not only is Kate more than happy to take on the most undesirable jobs in the cattery (washing litter boxes and scooping poop), she also provides foster to the ringworm cats. One of the true tests of a great volunteer is the willingness to do whatever needs to be done. Kate is that kind of volunteer, and APA! wouldn’t be able to do what we do without her. Thank you, Kate!
“Kate is also one of our 4 active cat foster screeners and an awesome foster and donor.”
-- Leesa Kriege
“I don't know what we would do without Kate. She is one of the first to show up every time I put out an emergency plea for help. People like her are truly the reason we get by.”
-- Wendy Salter
“Kate is Great!! She is always fostering ringworm cats, yet somehow finds the time to come to the ringworm ward at least twice a week to help during our dip days. She shows up with her signature yellow rubber gloves and a great big smile, ready to share some piece of good animal-related news she's clipped from the paper. One of the things that stands out about her is her enthusiastic willingness to tackle the least glamorous job in cat rescue: the litter boxes. Tons of them. Scooping, filling, and scrubbing them every single week. She doesn't bat an eye at the thought of carrying them out to the ‘car wash’ where she'll diligently wash upwards of 20 boxes; we've even made a fun little game out of timing her during this task. Kate understands that every task is vital in saving lives.”
-- Brittany Dellaglio