Meet this month's PALS volunteer, Kelly (our feline photograr).
How long have you been with PALS?
I've been volunteering with PALS since I moved to Salem in 2014. I'd been volunteering at animal shelters in Washington, D.C. since 2010.
Why did you sign up to volunteer at PALS?
Volunteering at animal shelters allows me to combine my love of helping homeless pets find homes with my love of photography.
Have you had a favorite cat during your time volunteering?
Almost every cat I've met through PALS has become my favorite!
Do you have any pets at home?
Our two cats are both PALS cats, the former Orville, a.k.a. Mr. Cuddles, now Blakey, is pictured with me, and our newest family member Sonny, formerly Victor, has been settling in nicely since August.
What would you tell someone that is considering volunteering?
People always say they could never volunteer at a shelter because they'd "want to take every pet home." But truly nothing compares with the feeling of helping a cat find that perfect family and knowing you've changed all their lives for the better, just because you cared enough to volunteer.