Lynn Rasys, Phone # 941.366.2404
Cat Depot Honors Volunteers
With Presidential Service Award
Sarasota, Fla. – April 20, 2014 – Cat Depot honored its volunteers on Saturday, April 12, 2014, with a Volunteer Appreciation Night party at Cat Depot. Cat Depot staff ‘worked’ the event by serving dinner to thank the volunteers for their countless hours of dedication to the animals. Volunteers mingled and enjoyed music by Tommy DiSarro, Full Swing Productions. The evening culminated with a presentation of the President’s Volunteer Service Award to 13 volunteers who each gave over 250 hours of service in 2013. Gold Level Award recipients (over 500 hours of service) were Bill Clack, Kim Schebel, and Nancy Hambleton. Silver Level Award recipients (over 250 hours of service) were Bruce Konarske, Carole Reynolds, Dana Burnett, Donna Clouser, Jeff Donahue, Katie Norvell, Martha McKlveen, Mary Budd, Peter Fender and Rebecca Paulsen.
“We call them volunteers, but to our felines and Cat Depot team members, volunteers are heroes . . . heroes that help us save lives,” said Corey Roscoe, volunteer and education director.
In 2013, Cat Depot volunteers contributed 18,553 hours of service. Cat Depot averages 1,330 volunteer hours per month with over 168 active monthly volunteers. From small to tall, young and old, permanent or visiting residents, volunteers help Cat Depot with cleaning, laundry, dishes, animal transport, off-site events, fundraising, clinic assistants, medical data entry, reception, retail sales, cat socialization, adoption assistants, foster families, food bank, coin bank, photography, food prep, and education/lectures.
Anyone interested in volunteering, or seeking more information, should call Cat Depot at (941) 366-2404, or go to http://www.catdepot.org.
Cat Depot, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Open seven days a week, Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats.
Cat Depot supports more than 125 cats and kittens on any given day. Shop in our Cat Depot Supply and Gift Store specializing in cat supplies and unique gifts. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicap accessible. Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, Fla. 34234. For more information, go to www.catdepot.org, or call 941.366.2404.