- Feb 18, 2017
I just came back from my first volunteer session at a local no-kill shelter, and I have kind of a silly question. A lot of cats who are there were born as feral kittens, then socialized at the shelter and adopted out. Some of the cats have been there a while, and are already a year or two old now. They need people to scoop litter boxes, and feed and play with the kitties, which is what I'm doing. I underestimated how hard this would be! My heart aches for the cats who have been in the shelter for several years, even though this is really one of the best shelters imaginable (the cats have floor to ceiling "playpens" with climbing space, no cages with bars). Any advice from seasoned shelter volunteers? How do you deal with the feeling of wanting to take every kitty home?