Last Sunday I volunteered the afternoon at downtown Orlando, Florida's Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola for Abby's Animal Rescue, Inc., a No Kill dog
rescue organization, as a dog walker
Since I have no more doggies of my own
, this was a fun experience
exercising the rescues up for adoption and cuddling with them
Today, Saturday, I volunteered with It's All About the Cats, Inc., at the new PetSmart in Lake Nona helping transport cats
up for adoption into the store, setting them up in the display areas, leading potential owners
to the various areas where the cats were located, and cuddling with them, too
Both instances offered me the opportunity to chat with wonderful people who stopped to take home new furry friends
and those who simply visited the pets, sharing the special bond animal lovers possess.
If you are in the Orlando area and seek to fill a couple of your hours here and there, please consider joining with me and helping these two groups, or others. For Abby's Animal Rescue, contact Becky at 407-486-7152. For It's All About the Cats, contact Christy 407-341-7232.
The reward of befriending the dogs and cats and possibly seeing them head out to a welcoming home with their new family, a family that will play with them, care for them, and shower them with forever love
, will warm your heart and put a smile on your face
as you return home knowing your time was well spent.