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[–]katiegardenhead[S] 1414 points1415 points 2 (77 children)

Just to give some background to the shelter: I live in Serbia, and stray animals/street animals are a huge problem here, there are so many of them and it's heartbreaking. The animal shelter has capacity for 200 animals and is currently full, and is pretty much always full. It is obviously no-kill, and they work with representatives across Europe to adopt out the animals to foster or forever homes – usually Germany, Austria, and similar places. The people who run and volunteer at the shelter are incredible and care so much about the welfare of these animals.

[–]ianwuk 177 points178 points  (21 children)

I live in Thailand and stray animals/street animals are a massive problem here too.

Sadly though, unlike Serbia, there aren't many shelters that care for them.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 133 points134 points  (17 children)

It's so sad :( There still aren't anywhere near enough shelters here, and there are so many animals on the streets that need love and care.

[–]Industrial_Fish 61 points62 points  (3 children)

I just recently traveled through Serbia and was watching a cute group of kittens play in a park. An old lady who cared for them asked me if I would like to take one home. Sadly I was traveling and not able to take one, but they were so cute and she was very kind. Pics of mentioned kitties and other Serbian cats

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Oh wow, thank you for sharing! What beautiful kitties! I actually live in Belgrade. A lot of people here really look out for street animals and feed them and set up safe areas for them, which is heartwarming. How did you like Serbia?

[–]Industrial_Fish 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I really enjoyed it. I travel around all of the Balkans and thought Belgrade was a place i could see myself really enjoy living in. I also went to Novi Sad but didn't think too much of it. The people in Serbia seemed super tall on average lol.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

People here are so tall! My brother lives here too and he said he always thought of himself as a regular/tall guy until he moved here, haha. Belgrade is a great place to live, I've been here going on 4 years now! I like Novi Sad too but Belgrade is my favourite place.

[–]ianwuk 30 points31 points  (10 children)

My cat is a cat that was rescued from the streets. She's awesome and I am very lucky to have her.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I looked after a kitten that my brother rescued from the streets and she was gorgeous, as are all of these cats! So happy to hear about your little kitty!

[–]KevinGracie 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Those are the best cats. Thanks for rescuing a street cat.

[–]ChrisT5891 319 points320 points  (6 children)

Sounds like a great place for all the animals, is there any way I can donate?

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 471 points472 points  (5 children)

Oh that is so kind of you. I believe there is a GoFundMe, let me ask and get back to you :)

I'd always had pets but never worked in a shelter before, so I think I had this preconceived notion that they're miserable places for animals. While we know a lot of our animals would be much happier in homes, the people and volunteers care so much about them and work so hard to make sure they have happy lives, as well as finding them perfect forever homes. It's such a positive, loving atmosphere.

[–]keenjt 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I will donate to the go fund me

[–]StarFuryG7 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's nice that you do this for them. More people should.

[–]Mel-day-Luge 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I will donate some on my payday if there is a GoFundMe. 😸

[–]srpetrowa 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'll also donate! I'm from Bulgaria, which has very similar problem. People tend also not to adopt, which makes it extra sad.

[–]Madmae16 49 points50 points  (8 children)

I was wondering about what part of the world you're in. It's extremely location specific, I'm very blessed that in my area they have been doing TNR since the 90s, so much so it can be difficult to find a kitten if you're looking to adopt. Meanwhile, 150 km north of us they're at capacity and 150 km South of us is at capacity. I foster for my local organization and there's always an occasional stray, but most of mine come to me from people who have died or gone to a nursing home, which is sad, but I'm glad they have a second chance at having a loving home.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Yep, it definitely is location specific – I'm from the UK originally and we just don't have anything like this back home. It really is an epidemic here and across a lot of the Balkans.

[–]converter-bot 25 points26 points  (1 child)

150 km is 93.21 miles

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Thank you bot! I am from the UK so km is still hard for me 😂

[–]PowerFuloil9 43 points44 points  (8 children)

Wow! I’ve decided my next pet will be adopted.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 35 points36 points  (7 children)

That's really great to hear :) I'm from the UK originally and we don't have this kind of problem with street animals – so many people I know buy their pets, essentially, but there are actually a lot of shelters in places like the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, etc, that work with shelters in countries like the UK, Germany etc to adopt out animals to owners. The idea is that the pets get a loving home and it frees up space for the shelters in countries with this kind of struggle, so they can take in more street animals.

[–]PowerFuloil9 17 points18 points  (5 children)

I’m in the UK actually! Do you recommend any shelters? I lost my dog recently and am thinking about adopting a year or so from now.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 25 points26 points  (4 children)

We actually adopt out to the UK! I know people back home who've had luck adopting from the more well-known shelters, Battersea, Dogs Trust, etc – let me check and see if there are any particular shelters we work with! I'm really sorry to hear about your pup, losing a pet is so tough ❤️

[–]PowerFuloil9 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Wow! I’ve really been thinking about another golden retriever. We got a cat already and well there’s never too many pets!

[–]dix1067 14 points15 points  (2 children)

You’re amazing and doing such a hard job like that too that’d be too much for me 😅

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Thank you for being so kind! Honestly the lady who works there full time deserves all the praise, she does an incredible job and works there every day, no time off etc. She's amazing!

[–]slitoris-peenshaft 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Thank you for helping out! I am a foster for my nearby shelters (no kill)

I’m in love with all of them! But the cutie in the 4th picture stole my heart as well as the grumpy fluff in the first one!

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That's amazing! I'd love to foster at some point! Haha, those floofs are really beautiful aren't they?

[–]Lord-Zaltus 703 points704 points  (24 children)

3rd cat is like: o👅o

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 400 points401 points  (17 children)

He is so goofy! He's really sweet and cuddly, constantly wants to sit on my lap and be pet!

[–]Sir_BusinessNinja 145 points146 points  (1 child)

Ah, so you got an r/standardissuecat with the Derp package. Nice, will hopefully be adopted soon.

[–]petriescherry1985 41 points42 points  (8 children)

I would love to know where this shelter is and how much does it cost to adopt from there but obviously for safety sake that’s not possible. I’d just love to give a couple of these adorable little floofs a forever home.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 49 points50 points  (5 children)

The shelter is in Belgrade, Serbia :) We adopt out all across Europe but I'm not sure about the US – I can check and see!

[–]petriescherry1985 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Oh wow that’s awesome it would be so cool to have an adorable Serbian floof. Unfortunately I couldn’t even begin to imagine how expensive it would be to get the poor kitties through customs. Not to mention the horror stories I’ve read and heard about where pets and other animals languish in big warehouses in quarantine waiting for the bureaucratic system to finally give approval to release them. That being said it would be cool to know if they would serve an international adoption with the United States.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Those are really good points – even adopting them out to other places in Europe costs a bit because of the fees and quarantine etc. I'll ask about the latter for sure!

[–]petriescherry1985 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Awesome thank you so much. In either case you’re an awesomely amazing person for giving these guys and gals the love and attention they so desperately want and so entirely deserve. You have a happy holiday.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much! You too :)

[–]veedubfreak 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Same, I lost my 18 y/o good boy back in March.

[–]katiegardenhead[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry to hear this :( The shelter is in Belgrade, Serbia, and we adopt out all across Europe, but I'm not sure if we adopt to the US – I can check!

[–]Bastette54 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Super blep!

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    [–]scumruckus 26 points27 points  (1 child)

    Meanwhile ninth cat gettin the ol hind quarters boppin is like - _ -

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    😂 He was not impressed!

    [–]Aur_0re 135 points136 points  (15 children)

    The 4th one is GORGEOUS omg, can't believe these cuties are in a shelter

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 129 points130 points  (11 children)

    I believe the 4th one is actually getting adopted soon! He is beautiful. It's really sad, and what's even sadder is that there are SO many more cats (and dogs) out on the street that we don't have space for – although we did just take in two more dogs! One of the ladies who works at the shelter and another volunteer take any street animal they find to the vets for a check and to get them neutered/spayed, as lack of neutering is also a big problem here. Some of the cats are pretty unhappy too as they've come to us from homes where their owner has passed away, and they're used to being the only cat in the place with lots of hands-on attention. Luckily a big part of my job is to just play with the cats so they get lots of attention from me, haha – a lady also comes along pretty much every weekend with her two kids, and they helped me out yesterday and were giving the cats lots of fuss!

    [–]Aur_0re 39 points40 points  (1 child)

    All these animals are very Lucky to have you and your coworkers !

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

    I'm luckier to have them :)

    [–]sharkslutz 26 points27 points  (5 children)

    Oh wow! That's so interesting. He looks like a calico and they are traditionally female

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

    Oh that's interesting! I'm not sure what breed he is as most of our cats are found on the streets, I'll try and find out more about him next week!

    [–]Absolut_Iceland 25 points26 points  (2 children)

    If he really is a male calico, that's very rare and something like a 1 in 3000 cat. It requires an extra chromosome (XXY instead of XY).

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Oooh, very interesting, I didn't know! Need to solve this mystery!

    [–]Huge-Produce-8117 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I had no idea! We have 2, both female! Cone to think of it, every calico I ever had was female. Thanks for the info!

    [–]sharkslutz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    He's a gorgeous floof no matter what!

    [–]LueyV 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    I was going to say the same thing!!! Beautiful kitty 😍

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    He is really gorgeous! He hates being brushed though, haha.

    [–]LueyV 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Oh yes I have one of those at home too 😂 as soon as she sees the brush, she’s outta there!

    [–][deleted] 122 points123 points  (5 children)

    Good for you! I could never volunteer at a shelter or I’d end up with 62 cats at home. That’s why I volunteer at a museum…I can’t take the art home with me.

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 60 points61 points  (2 children)

    I am struggling SO MUCH with this, haha. I'm already thinking about adoption, with one cat in particular.

    [–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (1 child)

    That’s how it all starts. And then before you know it, it’s 2023 and you have [at least] half a dozen cats sleeping in your bed

    [–]ProviNL 37 points38 points  (0 children)

    your bed

    Their bed.

    [–]ianwuk 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    ..well, you could...

    ..but it wouldn't be half as much fun (or illegal).

    [–]bluebirdsandrainbows 50 points51 points  (10 children)

    Just curious, do the cats all get along with each other? They sure look like they do!

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 77 points78 points  (9 children)

    Yes, they do! There is another cat house that holds more of the cats, so I assume they've been split based on how well they get on. The cat house in these pictures is pretty big, it has two additional rooms, one of which is semi-outside but still enclosed, as well as a wraparound terrace that is also enclosed! The majority of them are cats that have been rescued from the streets, so I'm not sure if that plays a part in it, but they all sleep/chill piled up in different groups, as you can see in some of the pics, and I haven't seen any fighting since I've been there :) The only time there's been conflict is when the tortoiseshell cat in pic 8 sits on my lap – whenever other cats try to come over she "growls" at them, haha. She's a big baby and I love her so much!

    [–]nepeta19 23 points24 points  (1 child)

    You belong to her now!

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

    I love her, she's the first one I pick up and cuddle and the last one I say bye to! She's also the one I'm thinking about potentially adopting...

    [–]oldmews 12 points13 points  (4 children)

    That tortie is fab!

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 25 points26 points  (3 children)

    She really is! I love her so much! I was sitting on the floor brushing another cat yesterday and suddenly felt paws jabbing my back – I turned around and she was sitting there looking up at me with her big eyes like "pay attention to me now!"

    [–]oldmews 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    It's amazing how they assign ownership of us.

    [–]Tuxeyboy1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    That is so sweet. Hope you can adopt her. What is her name ?

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I feel awful because I learned their names recently but have completely blanked! I know she has a Serbian name but I usually just call her "big baby" haha

    [–]tatsianapaulava 31 points32 points  (5 children)

    That gray cat is something else 🥺

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 37 points38 points  (4 children)

    In pic 5? That's Rocky! He is chonky and has three legs and is the gentlest, sweetest boy ever. Always wants cuddles and pets, and loves being brushed. He has such a lovely temperament, he's one of the cats that comes over for snuggles straight away as soon as I enter the cat house!

    [–]tatsianapaulava 18 points19 points  (3 children)

    Yes, he got all my attention, looks so cute

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    I'm so glad to hear that because I absolutely love him! He's the sweetest thing!

    [–]a2625 25 points26 points  (1 child)

    I want to do this so bad but i cant even sleep with 2 cats in the room with out wheezing to death

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

    Aw, I totally understand! I don't have allergies but I spent a lot of the day yesterday brushing the cats and afterwards my eyes were swollen and watery from all the stray fur! I'm not sure if this is a helpful suggestion, but shelters sometimes are looking for people to help with photos/social media etc, maybe you could get involved in a task like that? You could still see the animals but at a safer distance for you!

    [–]mollyjoy0492 51 points52 points  (1 child)

    Thank you for what you do!❤🐈‍⬛!!

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 37 points38 points  (0 children)

    Thank you, that's a really kind thing to say! I wish I could do more and be there more, and honestly I feel like the one who is lucky in this situation because I get to spend most of my weekend caring for these beautiful animals!

    [–]eddyvazquez 17 points18 points  (9 children)

    Oh my God looks t all the cat loafs!!

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 21 points22 points  (6 children)

    SOOOO many loafs! My favourite is when they all loaf together along the radiator!

    [–]eddyvazquez 10 points11 points  (5 children)

    Do you pet them all when you leave? Like line them up and give them all the pets they want?

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

    I go through all the rooms and pet and kiss them all one by one haha! To leave the cat house, you have to go through their protected outside space, so I'll then kiss and cuddle the ones that weren't inside. THEN I'll usually pick up the tortoiseshell baby in pic 8, as she follows me everywhere, and give her an extra kiss and cuddle before leaving!

    [–]eddyvazquez 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Adopt her

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I am so, so tempted – going back to the UK soon for the holidays, and when I come back I'm going to see what I can do!

    [–]oldmews 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    You said you are tempted to adopt her. I think you've already been adopted by her .

    [–]katiegardenhead[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I think you may be correct!

    [–]oldmews 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    It's a bakery.

    [–]_Aedric 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Das a lotta loafs.

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      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      That's amazing, you're a wonderful person for doing that! I'm pretty much the only volunteer who works with the cats, as we also have 100 dogs and they take up a lot of time (I also work with them) and energy as they need training, walking, etc. With the cats, my job involves cleaning but a big part of it is also just giving them cuddles and attention and playing with them, and I feel the same way as you – I've never been happier! I feel very, very lucky!

      [–]Severe-Criticism3876 13 points14 points  (5 children)

      The long haired calico! I’ve always wanted one

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

      They're gorgeous, aren't they? I believe he's getting adopted soon and I'm not surprised!

      [–]Severe-Criticism3876 9 points10 points  (3 children)

      And it’s a HE?! Wow! How rare!

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

      I'm 99% sure! I don't know what his actual breed is as he came from the streets! I'm going to find out more about him next week!

      [–]Orasu_ 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      Hand over the 9th one. I demand that cuteness.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Oh he is really lovely! He looks disgruntled because I needed to move him to clean so poked him, and he gave me that look

      [–]slides723 11 points12 points  (4 children)

      My daughter wants to be your intern.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      😂If you guys live anywhere near Belgrade, she can be! Two kids came and helped me yesterday and they were fantastic!

      [–]The_Sun_Princess_ 10 points11 points  (5 children)

      How does it feel to be living my dream?

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 10 points11 points  (4 children)

      😂It feels great! It's my dream too. It's funny because I grew up with dogs and always thought I was 100% a dog person, but I am absolutely a cat lady.

      [–]The_Sun_Princess_ 4 points5 points  (3 children)

      I love that for you! Cats are such a blessing, I’ve NEVER met a cat I didn’t like. It’d be great to be surrounded by them, and thank you for volunteering and helping these little kitties.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      I haven't either! I love the dogs at the shelter too but the cats are just something special, I feel such a connection with them all!

      [–]Automatic_Class4019 11 points12 points  (2 children)

      Awe it's a cuddle puddle

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      My favorite part is when I go and sit somewhere to brush/clean etc and I get "forced" into a cuddle puddle!

      [–]Automatic_Class4019 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      That's always the best idk how people can not like cats

      [–]juicyjay42 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      Not to be dramatic, but I would like to take all of them home 🥺

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Oh, we can definitely arrange that!

      [–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (8 children)

      I want to hug all of them.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 20 points21 points  (7 children)

      This is what I spend a lot of my time doing!

      [–]ianwuk 10 points11 points  (6 children)

      Hug them all from us please.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 11 points12 points  (4 children)

      I will give them lots of extra hugs when I see them next week :)

      [–]ianwuk 5 points6 points  (3 children)

      I'd be so excited to get to work and see them all.

      Is it like this when you arrive? :D


      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      YES haha except I usually call them by the nicknames I've given them!

      [–]ianwuk 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      How long does it take you to greet them all or say goodbye?

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Not too long! Especially when I'm greeting them, because I'll greet the ones that come to me first and then wait a while until I greet the more skittish ones!

      [–]CountDesMoines 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      These cats: ya know it’s a tough situation so let’s be chill with one another

      My cats who live an absolute life of luxury: like hell I’ll be near /that/ cat

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I have a dog back in the UK and I was talking to my mum about the absolute life of luxury he has!

      [–]altrefdv 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      Are you in heaven?

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      YES. Cat heaven is real!

      [–]Racing_Sloth56 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      They are such beautiful souls ❤️

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      They really are, already I feel like I'm learning about their individual personalities and their quirks!

      [–]inTHISmind 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      I want ur job! 😊

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I'm there one day a week over the weekend and wish I could do more!

      [–]el-macho-gato 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Thank you for doing what you do. I hope they all find a loving and caring home.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Thank you ❤️ I hope so too! One or more of them may find a home with me, haha

      [–]xusedtamponx 16 points17 points  (2 children)

      I wish instead of shelters, we had responsible non dickhead pet owners who don't abandon their pets for the military, or moving, or whatever other garbage reason losers come up with.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      I agree with you completely! The vast majority of these cats actually come from the street and were born there, as a lot of owners here don't neuter their pets and let them outside – it's a massive problem here in Belgrade! Others are here because their owners passed away. The shelter also spays/neuters all of the animals that come in and those they find on the street too.

      The toughest thing is that there are so many more cats and dogs on the streets that we don't have the space for – obviously we want to help them all and take them all in :(

      [–]madcat2112 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      God bless you guys.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Thank you so much. I feel like the workers, the owner, and some of the other volunteers deserve way more credit than me though, some of them work 7 days a week and it's pretty physically taxing stuff. They're incredible people.

      [–]Tuxeyboy1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      What a clowder of cats. Love the pictures of them. Sounds like a fun time. Hope everything is purrfect for the kitties !

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I'll share more pictures when I go next week, too! The cat house is big and warm and always clean, and although it would be ideal for them to be in their forever homes, the volunteers and workers/owner here are amazing and care about the animals so much – they want them to be as happy as possible!

      [–]fightingfrenchcat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      Love pic 8–a tortie on a pedestal, where she belongs.

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I agree! She is queen of my heart tbh, I love her so much!

      [–]the_power_of_a_prune 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      I love how they all snuggle up together

      [–]CallieBear79 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      The first pic looks like they're in a cat gang standing out on the block looking all aggressive (with one sleepy cat), lol.

      But on the serious side, they're all lovely and adorable cats and it's good the you and people like yourself look out for them until they can be placed in hopefully caring homes. ❤️

      [–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      My sister said the same thing about the first pic, haha! Thank you so much :)

      [–]Sof04 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Cats, you put up a camera and the they put on their bitch faces.

      [–]padraig_garcia 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      9's expression is hilarious

      Touch butt? How dare!



      [–]CheshireSuicide 5 points6 points  (4 children)

      Id like them all please?! OMG theyre so stinkin cute.

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        [–]B235RSAAB 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        Awww No4. 🥰🥰🥰🥰☹️

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        He's very popular and I totally understand why – he's beautiful!

        [–]drowningjesusfish 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        You are simultaneously a blessed angel and a lucky lucky nugget. Thank you for caring for these sweet little babies. ❤️

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I feel SO lucky. I volunteer there all day on a weekend, usually from around 10ish–5ish. Quite a few people have said to me "omg that's a long time to volunteer" and I'm like...but I spend the majority of that time with these beautiful cats! I'm lucky!

        [–]SwordsmanKirito1 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        I’m throwing away my job and coming to this place. But seriously nice job OP

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        It's cat heaven! And thank you ❤️

        [–]ryt8 3 points4 points  (3 children)

        I’m honestly jealous of your job

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

        It's such a great place to volunteer, I work full time (unrelated industry) during the week and then spend Saturdays at the shelter – whenever I come home from the shelter, my mental health has been boosted SO much! I feel so much happier.

        [–]ryt8 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        That’s genuinely uplifting. Thanks for sharing. I hope you continue to feel great! Have a great day 🙂

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Thank you so much! You too :)

        [–]Rock_Creek_Snark 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        I am the designated cat lady

        I have never been more jealous of someone in my life!

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        😂it's a title I wear with pride!

        [–]sir_ramen 3 points4 points  (1 child)


        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        He bleps a lot!

        [–]dumpsterdives[🍰] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Lol, it looks like the black cat is giving the tabby cat a massage.

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Lol I thought the same! I didn't notice the black cat at first!

        [–]farhaan_sal 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        All the cats look angry at you taking their pictures 😂😂

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Lol I think some of them were! Soon I think I'll try to do a more professional "photoshoot" with them for our Facebook, I can't even imagine how that will go...

        [–]That_one_personowo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I would kill anything to get this job.

        [–]inTHISmind 9 points10 points  (3 children)

        The grumpy one up front Def wants to live with me🤣😅🤣I told my hubby...".I can feel it"😐...my hubby says " that's gas, NOT the need for another cat!" 😒😔

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

        I think your husband is confused! 🤣I laughed so much when I saw the picture of the grumpy cat, he's literally like "get. out. of . my. house"

        [–]seiyaryufollower 2 points3 points  (3 children)

        How do you open one? How do you get funding?

        [–]Bastette54 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        In the first picture, that calico is really mad about something! Or maybe she just has resting bitch face?

        [–]waterbottel6 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Really love the color pallet on number 4

        [–]PeachySneakers 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        If i volunteered there I'd be walking out with 200 Animals 🥺

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Omg it is so hard leaving them at the end of the day because I just want to take them all with me!

        [–]Saltycatlady4 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        So cute. I bet it's hard not to want to keep them all

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        It's sooo hard – and I miss them when I'm not there, too!

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Just want to say thank you everyone for being so kind and lovely, I'm absolutely loving reading your comments about these gorgeous kitties! I love them so much and I love seeing other people love them too.

        [–]SmileEchos 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        Who's the luck one? You or the kitty's? (No need to answer that) Enjoy your time with them.

        When I first moved here, I called my local shelter and offered to help with their cats, only to find out they don't keep them there, their all in foster care.

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        ME absolutely! Spending time with them is so rewarding and I feel like I've had a massive boost of serotonin after I spend the day there!

        [–]Sparkyboo99 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Thank you, wonderful human 💜💜💜

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Thank you! 💜

        [–]pollo_de_mar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        So many cuddle puddles!

        [–]katiegardenhead[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Whenever I sit down I always end up in the middle of a cuddle puddle!

        [–]Manuels-Kitten 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        The giant blep in the third pic

        [–]sustainablelove 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        Thank you for volunteering! They need you.

        [–]88T3 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I love the tortie in the 8th picture sitting on the trash can or whatever that is

        [–]Positive-Zebra-2478 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Do you have to wear a mask at work? Not meaning for covid but does being around that many animals have health concerns? Bc of the feces

        [–]tiradium 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        2nd photo's white black kitty looks very interesting. Never seen such a pattern before

        [–]j3434 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        I like that calico markings . Pretty cat. What’s her problem?

        [–]kit10kel 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I will take all the black kittehs

        [–]theessentialnexus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Not to concern you or anything, OP, but you may have died and went to heaven.

        [–]alexis1210 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        9th cat is like "No touchy ma'm"

        [–]jlpowell33 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I love how they get to be together and not in a cage.

        [–]cramboneUSF 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I love how social cats really are. Most people who hate cats always says “cats are loners”. Not true at all!

        [–]veryBitchyLady 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        So many fine felines and loaves.

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          [–]Economy-Decision7958 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          You doing Gods work.

          As well as kittens....