AARCS Featured Volunteer: Kim McLeish, Cat Foster Home Coordinator
Over the course of the past 15 years or so, I have been involved with a few different rescue groups, in many different roles. But they were more of the “grass roots” variety, with a small number of animals and essentially one or two people doing almost everything. When I joined AARCS, at first I felt very much like a country girl coming to the big city for the first time. Everything was so structured and organized, with just an astonishing number of volunteers – not to mention an actual shelter that could house incoming animals! Amazing!
When I first came to the cat program, we had about 100 cats at any given time. In the two years I have been here, I have proudly watched the cat program blossom into a force to be reckoned with, now often accommodating up to 400 cats at a time! Sometimes I sit back and just shake my head in wonder at everything we have all achieved together. I am so glad to have this fulfilling role, which is such a huge part of my life. My world has been graced simply by knowing and caring for so many of these incredible animals and my heart has been so enriched by meeting so many caring, heartwarming people here!