Cat with a Cause! A-Pal Humane Society

BlogtheChangeSince we moved from southern California late last year, I have been a cat without a cause. I had been an Advo-Cat for the rescue that saved my life and got me the surgery I needed. I have been trying to connect with a new rescue to represent because part of my mission is to pay it forward and help other kitties find loving, forever homes. It has taken a while but we have finally made the connection and now I am an Advo-Cat for A-Pal Humane Society! I am very excited about this. Each Friday, I will share with you one of their kitties. I hope you’ll help me with my mission by sharing these cats.

A-Pal Humane Society has a surprisingly long history in Amador County. In 1978 a group of animal loving Amador County A-Pal Humane Society Won't You Help Us Foster Posterresidents created the organization with the goal of promoting the humane treatment of animals in Amador County. You can read about their many accomplishments here. Their bottom line is amazing: A-PAL Humane Society has worked with shelter staff and volunteers to move the shelter intake from 2400 animals annually with a save rate of only 15% in 1988, to 1558 animals in 2013 with a save rate of 87%. Pretty impressive!

They have lots of special programs and there are many volunteer opportunities. One thing we think is especially cool is that volunteers actually work at the shelter socializing the animals, walking the dogs, etc. They also have volunteers who foster cats and kittens in their homes. Some of their programs include low cost spay/neuter, community cats and helping animals with special needs.

I’m very proud to be able to help this terrific organization meet their goals.

Christy Paws

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21 Responses to Cat with a Cause! A-Pal Humane Society

  1. KimT says:

    What a catabulous organization! It sounds like they have a track record of successfully helping homeless pets – and with you speaking on their behalf, that can only increase. Wishing you the very best with your new endeavors…

    Thank you for blogging the change for animals!
    Be the Change for Animals
    CindyLu’s Muse

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  3. This shelter sounds fascinating. I hope all works out well.


  4. We will definitely share the adoptable animals you tell us about! We feature a special needs and/or senior kitty each week on our blog for adoption on Tuesdays. We feel it’s really important to help other kitties find their loving forever homes because we have been so lucky to have found ours. We can’t wait to help you with your mission!

  5. That’s great that you have found a new shelter to volunteer with. I know it takes awhile to connect after moving and being part of another organization for so long! Keep up the great work.

  6. Sammy says:

    Very exciting! Concatulations – let’s hope your work results in lots of forever homes for those who need one!

    Hugs, Sammy

  7. We are both proud and impressed to know you Christy, what a rescue, and what a positive paw-it-forward attitude you have.


  8. Robin says:

    How awesome! An 87% save rate? That’s really amazing. Here in Michigan we are still fighting to get Detroit Animal Control to check for microchips before they euthanize! You are way ahead of us. Yay for A-Pal Humane Society!

  9. Jen Gabbard says:

    That’s such an impressive turn around for a shelter. I’m glad you get to be a part of helping out, and I certainly admire your dedication to helping out animals in need.

  10. Cathy Keisha says:

    What a great organization! Thanks for helping.

  11. It sounds like a great rescue. We’re glad you finally found a cause to support, Christy.

  12. Penelope says:

    What most excellent news! Mes so furry happy that yous found a cause!
    Yous Rocks!

  13. Ellen Pilch says:

    That sounds like a great group and how nice that you are part of it 🙂

  14. Y Dat’s just pawsum Christy. Weez so glad yous found sumpawdy to work wiff. Weez not been very successful in dat awea but we do keep hopin’. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  15. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    christy…how kewl…we R glad yur mom finded a shelter two promote & help out….ther save rate IZ awesum….we hope by next yeer itz at 100 purrcent !!! lookin forwerd ta heerin bout de kittiez ther ~ ♥♥♥

  16. Summer says:

    What an awesome group! You should also share this with the quarterly Blog the Change hop today:

  17. Concatulations ! That’s so kind of you to help other kitties in need ! Purrs

  18. We are always happy to help! We help share many kitties that we see that need loving homes, through PAWS, Michigan Humane, some that Brian posts, and many, many other bloggers! We do our best to share…..always have 🙂

  19. Excellent post. Congrats and well done for helping other kitties in need!

  20. That is so exciting! Can’t wait to see the kitties.