Cynthia Johnson has been volunteering with Furry Friends since Summer of 2020. She is currently the Shift lead for Thursday AM at the shelter, a socializer, and on the board of directors as the treasurer. She has also fostered but quickly learned she adopts all those she fosters after adding both her first fosters to her family. She has 3 unique kitties now. Wolfie, a 1 1/2 year old, 25 pound main coon mix, was surrendered to her by a friend’s daughter. She said he is a bit of a mean Garfield cat. Then there is Tink & Tilly, 2 year old ginger twins, who were the result of a failed foster from FF. Tink is shy a few whiskers of a full deck, a bit goofy but just delightful, Cynthia said.
When asked why she got involved she said, “Having recently retired from a lengthy career in accounting, I wanted to do something more meaningful with the next phase of my life. Caring for cats and encouraging woman has always been my heart’s passion. I researched cat rescues in the Vancouver area and liked the environment and services FF provided and jumped in with both paws.” Her proudest moments as a volunteer is getting to observe very scared or hurt kitties recover and respond to Furry Friends care. She also likes when she gets to see people adopt some of the more damaged kitties.
Outside of Furry Friends she likes to travel, hike, golf with her husband, and better herself through reading and classes. She also volunteers with Soroptimist, an international non-profit providing disadvantaged women & girls access to education.
If there was one thing she could let the community know about cat rescue it is to simply get involved anyway you can!
Thank you Cynthia for all you do for the kitties and Furry Friends!
This spotlight was written by Jenn Hutchman