I had a kitten in my home and my neighbor, Ms Curtistine Miller, told me to call PAWS Chicago to see if the PAWS for Life program could spay my kitten.
July 18, 2016 changed my thoughts about cats and dogs and their right to a healthy life and life itself. There were so many people at the church that was hosting a PAWS for Life Community Day, standing outside with cats and dogs. Everyone seemed so happy, and the PAWS people show of kindness to the people and the animals was touching.
Quickly after, I became a host for the Gus Mobile and learned about feral cats, and now I am a proud Feral Cat Colony Caretaker. As a caretaker I have socialized 6 feral kittens in my home, five have forever homes now.
Whenever I get a chance I share with others about PAWS Chicago and their No Kill mission. Helping PAWS Chicago means a lot to me, because PAWS helps a lot of people get the medical treatment for their pets, some would not otherwise be able afford, and they make it accessible. Helping PAWS Chicago means helpings people and animals.
I have 2 cats, 2-year-old Harmony and 6-month-old Kitty Witty, both previously community cats who were TNRed. Thank you PAWS for Life!
Gloria is a beloved member of the community and the PAWS Chicago volunteer team. “She allows us to park the Gus Bus at her home, and opens up her house to the volunteers. She comes to every Gus Bus event, canvasses the community, and is a Community Cats colony caretaker and performs TNR. Just today at the Bus, she came and set a coffee and tea station (from her house) for the team,” says Laurie Maxwell, who works closely with Gloria.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Gloria!