National Volunteer Week – Thank you Andrew Holownych and family!
This #NationalVolunteerWeek, Toronto Cat Rescue is celebrating the countless volunteers that support cats in need across Ontario and beyond. Today, we give a special thanks to Andrew Holownych and his family from the Toronto area.
I first learned about TCR when doing a presentation with Belinda, at the Digital For Good event that was held by Capital One. My organization (Environmental Education Ontario), was looking to develop an app to help people live in a more eco-friendly way. After seeing her presentation, and talking to her, I was immediately inspired to join as a foster home. I then talked with my wife and kids and decided this would be a great experience for us all.
We have been a foster family for two cats so far. The first cat, Cucumber Tuna, was a hoarding rescue, and needed a lot of work to become socialized. Having a super shy and scared cat for the first foster was definitely a challenge, but now she’s living in a happy home with her forever mom. Our second cat, Helice, was the exact opposite! A sociable, friendly and super cool cat! We only had him for a few weeks, until he also found his forever home at a donation event at PetSmart.
We choose to foster as we don’t want to commit to having our own cat just yet. Maybe once our kids are older, and can take on some responsibilities we will adopt a cat (or dog?). TCR is great because of all the support you get – from the foster coordinator, to the adoption team – there are always people to help deal with any situation that comes up. We can’t wait to get out next foster – maybe a mom with kittens!!