A few years ago I started volunteering
I chose a charity at PetSmart because it was close to my home and everyone was super nice. It was a satellite location for the city’s intake shelter, ACCT Philly. I went in almost every day and play with the difficult cats and kittens. I just wanted to help them relieve some stress and anxiety from being kenneled all day.
It was easy, fun, and low stress
I was completely disinterested in fostering until I feel in love with this little black kitten, Toad.
He and another cat, Eduarda, had developed kitty colds and needed to be treated with antibiotics offsite for 10 days. I opened my home and heart to them – and I was hooked.
I began fostering more and more difficult cats and kittens, and sharing my experiences with others.
I was learning a lot, but there was a lot I already knew. People were coming to me with all sorts of questions and asking for advice. I started hearing, “Liz, start a blog.” “You should have a YouTube channel.”