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Volunteer Spotlight: Kathryn

Kathryn is one of Mission Animal Hospital's dedicated and hardworking volunteers who help everything run smoothly behind the scenes. We are so grateful for the amazing work she does here at Mission. Learn more about Kathryn and why she generously gives her time to help pets in need!

Why do you volunteer with Mission Animal Hospital?

After fostering kittens for many years, I was interested in finding an additional outlet for my interest in caring for animals. I especially enjoy fostering kittens with more complex medical needs and wanted to gain some more exposure on the medical side, so volunteering at an animal hospital seemed like a good way to dip my toes in. That is why I jumped at the chance to take advantage of this unique opportunity that Mission provides to its volunteers. I feel so lucky that I am able to help out with some of the housekeeping tasks, while also getting a behind the scenes peak at the goings on of the hospital!

What do you do when you're not volunteering here?

When I am not volunteering, I can be found working for my family’s coffee business. And, in my free time I love to foster kittens! I also enjoy running and spending time with my family.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I recently adopted two kittens!

Tell me about a pet that had a big impact on your life

I once fostered a kitten whose back legs were paralyzed, but that did not slow her down at all! She completely changed my perspective by showing me first hand how resilient cats can be. I will never forget her!


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