for me, animals are healing. in late 2010, as part of my healing process, i searched for animal shelters where i could volunteer my time, and, in turn, heal in the presence of animals. my search brought me to PAWS PAWS is an amazing organization, and i am so grateful to be part of it. i started off as a fill-in dog walker and even brushed a great pyrenees for 3 hours one day. i wasn’t asked to, but me and the pup were enjoying our time together and he looked quite dapper afterwards (he was adopted by a family later that day).
my regular shift, which i have had every tuesday since 2011 is at PAWS Cat City in the university district of seattle. i’ve combined my love of animals and photography into something i can give back, each tuesday, i help with the care, socialization and adoptions of the cats in our colonies and, i also take photos of the cats available for adoption, these photos are used on their profiles found on the PAWS website as well as Petfinder.org
a good photo can make all the difference for the animals. a photo can start the process of someone coming into to visit PAWS, the loving face and eyes of a cute calico, tabby, tortie, torbie, etc etc etc, can grab hold of the heartstrings and bring you in to see them.
every tuesday for me is “kitty cat tuesday” and so i decided to share with you some of the very precious animals that come through our doors and await their loving forever home.
keep a watch for the lastest “cat tuesday” blog posts!