My name is Tami and I moved to KY from Cape Cod MA in Feb 2009. My husband Jay and I live in Versailles and, being on an old country road surrounded by farms, we quickly started to find out how people just dump animals off. Since moving here we have rescued dogs, cats, bunnies, birds and even a raccoon that was hit by a car.
I have always been the person who stops traffic to pick up the dog in the road or to rescue the stray cat. On Cape Cod, I even picked up a huge snapping turtle that I watched 2 cars run over. I got him to the wildlife sanctuary for care and he made a full recovery! I am just one of those people who cant live with themselves if I don’t do everything in my power to help a needy animal.
We have several cats and dogs and most of our animals found us, either lost or dumped by their previous owners. Our home quickly became full but I knew there was so many more needy, homeless animals out there so we now foster and volunteer at the adoption events. I became involved with animal rescue in April 2012 when I was trying to help one pregnant little cat at a high kill shelter who had no chance of survival. Only Anita Spreitzer and Homeward Bound were willing to help. I had finally found a group of people who truly feel the way I do about saving animals. This is the one thing I do that makes me feel like I really make a difference.
Doing nothing, changes nothing. I refuse to be one of those people who does nothing. Fostering and volunteering makes a difference. It changes the lives of not only the animals being rescued, but the people adopting those animals as well. So please consider fostering or volunteering in what ever way you can, it truly does make a difference.
Our niece, Autumn, in the picture (with my husband Jay and I) has promised she will be volunteering to help save animals when she returns to KY next year. She is in South Korea with her mom, brother and dad who is serving our country in the U.S. Army.