By Jennie Baxla, Volunteer Coordinator
Many SICSA volunteers give their time in a variety of ways, and Sue Wolf is one such volunteer. In her 13 years at SICSA, Sue has become one of SICSA’s go to kitten Fosters. She often then guides these kittens through the adoption process as an Adoption Counselor. Sue is also a longtime member of Friends of SICSA (FOS). FOS members make and sell cat and dog items, attend festivals in the area, and hold several popular bazaars throughout the year. All money raised goes directly to SICSA and Sue Wolf is an integral part of making these events successful.
Sue began volunteering at SICSA due to her love for animals and stays because of the sense of accomplishment she feels every time she helps an animal find a forever home. The people here keep her coming back, too.
“There are many caring, hard working volunteers and staff members that look out for the welfare of the SICSA animals and it has been such a pleasant experience for me. I have said I will always have a cat in my life, and as long as I am able, I will have SICSA in my life also.”
What is your favorite thing about volunteering at SICSA?
Fostering kittens and moms with kittens. It can be a lot of work, especially if you have a litter of sick kittens that need meds, but to see them getting better makes it worth it.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Gardening and hanging out with Friends of SICSA members. They have all become MY friends, too.
Tell us about a memory you have from volunteering that really sticks out in your mind.
I remember adopting a Siamese mix kitten named Parker to a small family that comes back to SICSA every couple of years, just to visit the animals and let me know how much they love Parker. The family now consists of mom, dad and five kids!
Tell us about an animal you worked with while volunteering at SICSA that really made an impact on you.
Diggory was a beautiful stray kitten I discovered in my backyard about five years ago. He wouldn’t allow me anywhere near him, so I trapped him and got him into the adoption program at SICSA. I fostered him and worked with him for several months to socialize him and then took him into the SICSA building to allow him to get used to other people. At first, he would hide anytime someone came into Feline Flat, but he eventually learned that the staff and volunteers at SICSA were good to him. He came out of hiding and asked for attention from visitors. That’s all it took and he was soon adopted by a young man and got his forever home.
We thank Sue for her many years of hard work and dedication. We appreciate everything she has done for SICSA and we know her furry friends do, too!
If you are interested in volunteering at SICSA, please email Jennie at JBaxla@sicsa.org or visit www.sicsa.org/volunteer.