October 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

In which area of the VBSPCA do you volunteer?

I started out cleaning the boxes in the cattery, and eventually I started cleaning the colonies which is what I enjoy the most.

Why did you choose to volunteer at the VBSPCA?

I don’t work and my husband is now retired military. We spent the last three years of his career in Japan, and I used to travel so much there, but when we got back to the states I had culture shock. Things are so different and you get used to the lifestyle. We got back and I became kind of a hermit. My husband saw that and told me ‘hey, you need to get out of the house and find something you enjoy.’ I love animals, and in January I was able to start volunteering here. 

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at the VBSPCA?

A little bit of everything. I really love the cats and being able to share what I know from working around them. I love seeing the cats go home and get adopted. I’m out of my hermit phase now and I’ve stopped staying at home so much. 

Fun fact?

I’m an anime fan, so I adopted a black cat from the VBSPCA and named her Gigi after the cat in Kiki’s Delivery Service.  

Any special animals that you would like to see get adopted?

I love all of the cats, but I know bonded pairs are sometimes here longer than others. Since they’ve been here, I’ve really fallen in love with Fred and Skunky. They’re great cats and would be perfect for someone who is older and looking for couch buddies.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Virginia Beach SPCA, click here.