In support of
Independent Animal Rescue
I began volunteering with IAR in 2014, shortly after the onset of an illness that left me disabled and unable to work or drive. Having to embrace this new norm, I looked for ways to create a life for myself that still felt meaningful and that would bring me joy. Serendipitously, I came across a friend's plea for new foster parents.
I found that fostering cats was something that I could physically handle and the happiness it brought me to watch these small creatures blossom was something I had so badly needed. There are few things better than the immense satisfaction of placing an animal into a loving forever home.
Thankfully, my health has improved some, and while I still can't drive or work, I can handle much more than I could when I was first diagnosed. While James and I no longer foster due to our own kitty's health issues, I continue to volunteer with Independent Animal Rescue on a daily basis as a cat adoption coordinator, and I love being able to connect individuals with their new companions.
Having met many IAR volunteers over the years, I can easily say that these individuals have some of the biggest hearts. Day in and day out, they pour their energy, time, and talents into helping rescue, care for, and bring awareness to the most vulnerable of animals.
Every year, IAR participates in The Great Human Race. This year it takes place on March 24th. It's one of our biggest fundraisers, with a goal of $30k. We couldn't do what we do without the support of the local community. As always, we are 100% volunteer and every penny goes directly toward helping animals in our community. While I unfortunately can't walk or run because of my health, my personal goal is to support IAR by raising $300. Please consider helping, if you are able.