• RASKC volunteer roles: Early Morning Cat Crew (EMCC), Cat Area Stray Team (CAST), and foster volunteer since 2019. Plus she makes lots of cat beds for RASKC. Cynthia also serves as the new scheduler for EMCC and CAST.
  • Graduating from:  Western Governors University- Washington with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.
  • Future plans: To help small businesses and non-profits with their accounting needs.

What do you like about RASKC volunteering?

A: I enjoy interacting with the other volunteers and being around other people who have an interest in animal shelter/welfare. My favorite animal activity is working with the shy/scared cats and kittens to allow them time to relax and get used to human touch, so they have a better chance at a successful adoption.     

What is something that you learned during RASKC volunteering?

I was surprised that our area has so many stray/lost animals.  I did not know that RASKC’s intake was mostly strays.  

Given the COVID quarantine, what is something that is helping you get through these unprecedented times? 

Mostly I’ve been doing schoolwork. Learning something new is empowering and exciting.  So many organizations and colleges offer free classes/courses during the stay at home order, it’s an excellent opportunity to discover a new hobby or grow your existing knowledge. When my nose isn’t in a book, my husband and I have been trying to walk everywhere we go. It has been nice to take things at a slower pace; we get free exercise and garden ideas from different neighborhoods.  We average about six miles a walk.