Volunteer of the Month – August 2017

Donna Johnson has volunteered with us in the cattery since 2013, always as a cleaner, at our partner location inside PetSmart on Chad Drive in Eugene. “I love cats! I was raised with cats and I love everything about Cat Rescue & Adoption Network!” Donna said on a recent afternoon shift. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Donna rises at 5:00am and catches the 6:15am bus at her Springfield home to reach the cattery by 8:30am. She provides care and feeding to the cats available for adoption, plays with them and interacts with visitors. At about 11am, she catches the bus again and returns home, another two-hour excursion. “My brother says, ‘that’s too much bus riding for me’ and I tell him ‘well, I’m not you!’” She has one cat at home, Missy, who is 10 years old. When asked what advice she might offer a new volunteer in the cattery, Donna said “Clean the cages and do it right. Be good to these cats!” Thank you, Donna for your commitment and dependability. Congratulations as our August 2017 Volunteer of the Month!