Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue

2390 S. Delaware St.

Denver, CO 80223

(303) 744-6076

Public Hours

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12p - 5p

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12p - 5p

12p - 5p

Closed

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Volunteer Spotlight

Elise Kuhn

 

How did you first get involved with Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue?

 

My stepmom told me about this really unique and thoughtful shelter near us. When I volunteered, I was really inspired by seeing the cats walking freely through the separated areas.  It was something I hadn’t seen before.

 

With what shelter programs do you volunteer?

 

I spend the majority of my time socializing cats and helping with laundry, and I participate in fundraisers and events. For my school’s community project I hosted a fundraiser and earned $200 for the shelter. The experience of hosting my own fundraiser taught me to be open to what was thrown at me and to be a communicator. I hope to join the teen volunteer group this summer.

 

How has the shelter changed?

 

The shelter has made improvements to the look and functionality of the rooms, and while all the minor construction happened, the cats and kittens remained safe and living freely. I’ve seen a lot of adoptions to loving, forever homes, and I have noticed the number of fundraisers and volunteers increasing. 

 

For how long have you been an RMFR volunteer? What keeps you involved?

 

I stay involved with the shelter because of the loving, caring people that work there. I like to support the community, and I think the work I do with the cats does something good for people and animals around me. I have learned a lot of life skills through fundraising, like how to write  a professional email and how to socialize with people respectfully and informatively. And, of course, the main reason is the cats!

Lin Szydlo

 

How did you first get involved with Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue? 

 

We trapped some cats in the alley behind my former work, one adult male was FIV+. After we tried for 3 months to find him a home we brought him to RMFR. It was important to find a shelter that would not euthanize him because of his FIV. Arnie found a great home and I found a great place to volunteer. 

 

With what shelter programs do you volunteer?

 

Since I have a soft spot for the scared and shy cats, the TLC program is a perfect match for me. It is very satisfying to work with a cat who starts out terrified and then help them gain confidence, become happy, and find a perfect home. I also work the bingo fundraiser twice a month.

 

How has the shelter changed?

 

The facility itself keeps getting nicer and nicer. I call it Disneyland for cats. I love that our cats are free roaming. The staff is caring, knowledgeable, and always helpful.

 

For how long have you been an RMFR volunteer? What keeps you involved?

 

It has been 3 years since I started volunteering at RMFR. I love helping the cats become more socialized and more adoptable. I love seeing them go to happy forever homes.

Mick Mulder

 

How did you first get involved with Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue? 

 

I was first introduced to RMFR when my friend Paige found it after we discovered a stray cat in our neighborhood - which unfortunately tested positive for FELV so I couldn't keep her with my other kids. RMFR was one of very few places that would even take FELV cats at that point. So I became a big supporter of John's room and the cats in it.  

 

With what shelter programs do you volunteer?

 

I volunteer doing maintenance and handy man projects around the shelter. Over the last few years, I have helped completely renovate the inside.

 

How has the shelter changed?

 

Years ago, when I first started coming to RMFR, they were only adopting out about 250 cats annually.  Most cats seemed to be there forever. These days the staff and volunteers work so well with customers to find the right homes for them. The number of Johns room kids that get adopted these days is just fantastic 

 

For how long have you been an RMFR volunteer? What keeps you involved?

 

I first started coming in in November 2009.  It took a few years before I become an official volunteer, but I was helping around the shelter since I started coming in. The continued growth and the ongoing improvements keep me wanting to help knowing that all the work gets more cats into homes.