Meet our March Volunteer of the Month, Sandy Cresson! Sandy has a kind, gentle way with the cats at the SPCA. She helps they shy and unsure cats feel safe, comfortable, and loved and ready for new families. Sandy’s helped many cats find purr-fect matches, and always has their best interest at heart. She’s an amazing volunteer and the cats are incredibly lucky to have her!
When did you first start volunteering at the SPCA?
I started volunteering at the SPCA in March of 2011
Why did you choose to get involved with the SPCA?
After raising 6 children and working as a midwife, assisting at homebirths and helping women with their pre- and post- natal, I decided to devote this part of my life to caring for animals.
Do you usually gravitate towards a certain type of dog or cat here?
I typically like to give special attention to the senior cats. I really love helping senior animals find wonderful homes where they can live out their golden years. They still have a lot of love to give.
What’s your favorite part of volunteering at the SPCA?
My favorite part of volunteering would be coming in and having the cats recognize my voice. And also the satisfaction of seeing a cat who came in very shy, scared, and confused gradually change into a calmer and happier cat and get adopted.
If you could adopt any animal here, who would it be and why?
I just adopted Jarrett, a very old senior cat. And about a year ago I adopted, Mae, also a senior cat. It is hard to describe the joy that I feel to know that the few years that they may have left are spent in the warmth and comfort of a home.
“You can really tell that all the cats are special to Sandy. She loves them all!”
“Everyone loves Sandy! She’s always so nice to all the other volunteers, staff, and visitors, and is great with the cats.”
“Senior felines are lucky to have Sandy!”