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Pet Blogs United aims to support our fellow pet bloggers by encouraging members to visit other members and leave comments. It’s a great way to find great blogs & new friends.

Pet bloggers are some of the kindest people we’ve come across, so we know that with your help, this site will become a great place for everyone.
We will have a featured blogger every week once we get going and that person will hopefully be showered with comments from our members.

To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect (juct click the follow button you always see). Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United. We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list. Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Animal Shelter Volunteer Life - Featured Blogger Of The Week

This week we are thrilled to feature Animal Shelter Volunteer Life!  Here's what Kevin & Tracey have to say:

Here's a little bit about us (Kevin, aka "meowmeowmans" and Tracey aka "PAWSVolunteer"):

Tracey and I used to work at the same company many years ago. Our paths crossed again when Tracey began volunteering at PAWS in Norwalk, CT about seven years ago (I had already been volunteering for a number of years). To make a long story short, love blossomed. We are now happily married and still volunteer at the shelter together every weekend. The attached photo was taken in New York's Central Park.
We are big proponents of adopting from shelters, something we believe was instilled in us from an early age. Growing up, all of our respective families' pets were rescues, or from shelters. Our furry kids Sammy, Moosey and Maggie are all rescues. We adopted Sammy and Moosey from PAWS, and Maggie from someone who had serious health issues, and as a result could no longer keep her. Our Angel cats -- Bitsy, Graphite and Lady Madonna -- all came from shelters.

We're often told that volunteering as much time as we do is "nice" and "selfless," but we'd venture to say we get just as much -- if not more -- out of our shelter experiences than the cats. We started the blog as a way to share those experiences, and to help give the kitties at PAWS a little more exposure. We never imagined that in the process, we'd meet so many amazing blogging friends from all over the globe. :)

Here are three of their favorite posts:

We love this post because the video really shows the affection between two cats who met at the shelter. Garth and Valerie ended up being adopted together. :)

This post was a lot of fun to write, and shows off some of the best "selling points" about some of the cats at PAWS.

We feel this post shows how love, patience and persistence can change things for a cat and the people who interact with it. One of the most rewarding things is seeing an extremely frightened animal learn to trust (and like!) people. And when such a cat finds a forever home... euphoria! :)

They have a special need right now for purrs and prayers for Maggie, so go check out Animal Shelter Volunteer Life and give them some PBU love!

12 comments:

Brian said...

Thanks for featuring them, they do such wonderful and impawtant work!!!

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Aww, what a nice way to meet your pawtner! They are such nice people and do such great work, thanks fur featuring them!

Woofs,
Pepsi

Julia Williams said...

I've been reading this blog for quite some time, and I love it! I really admire anyone who can volunteer at shelters. I did it for many, many years at different shelters but eventually decided to quit because it made me so sad and depressed to see so many lovely animals without homes. This blog is great though, and I get to see the happy side of shelters -- when wonderful animals find their furever homes!

Hamster cage said...

I have adopted a little grey stray cat named Charlie and he has made a super pet. Strays seem to appreciate their new lives.

Cloon said...

Excellent interview! We loved learning more about them and the 3 posts were so sweet! We're so happy that Garth and Valerie did get adopted together! Hooray!

Chicco said...

Hello! oh, very beautiful place and what a good actions that you do for animals.Good sunday.
Woof,woof,

Chicco

Barb said...

Yeah for shelter pets! They always make the best friends.

Maggie said...

I'm glad to see the work that Kevin and Tracy do week after week acknowledged here. Their love and attention has helped many shelter cats and kittens become more people friendly. That results in happy adoptions!

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for featuring us! We love you, Pam and Oskar! :)

Vanda Gould said...

Thats was an inspiring work, it shows how much they love and care for them..great work and thanks for featuring them :)

Anonymous said...

I love it! I really admire anyone who can volunteer at shelters. Their love and attention has helped many shelter cats and kittens become more people friendly. That results in happy adoptions! We never imagined that in the process, we'd meet so many amazing blogging friends from all over the globe. :) To make a long story short, love blossomed. We are now happily married and still volunteer at the shelter together every weekend. The attached photo was taken in New York's Central Park.. Thanks for sharing..
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L. E. Mastilock said...

They are fantastic! love following their stories & hearing when one finds it's new home!

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