Volunteer brings big win to CAT

Cat Adoption Team is celebrating longtime volunteer Bob Anderson’s runner-up win in a recent Shelter Volunteer of the Year contest conducted by Purina Cat Chow. Anderson’s win resulted in a $5,000 donation to CAT.

In the contest, Purina Cat Chow asked its 50 shelter partners – one in every state – to nominate a volunteer who spends countless hours working to lessen the stress on the cats and kittens in the shelters’ care while awaiting forever homes. CAT nominated Anderson in honor of his tremendous sense of humor, big heart for people and cats, and for his years of service volunteering at CAT — which began just after the shelter was founded in 1998.

“Bob will do any job that benefits the cats, and do so with a smile on his face,” said Nancy Puro, volunteer manager at CAT.

Last February/March, consumers nationwide voted for their favorite volunteer story daily. Consumer votes and a judging panel determined the top shelter volunteer and runners-up. More than 272,000 votes were cast in support of the 50 nominees.

“It [was] nice to be nominated in the first place,” Bob said after learning of his win. “It gives me a good feeling inside to know that I’ve helped the kitties after all these years.”

CAT thanked everyone who voted for Bob and CAT during the contest. The $5,000 will go toward shelter renovations already underway.