A.Bingham Archive

Happy Woman with Cat

The Ups and Downs of Volunteering

There is nothing glamorous about volunteering at an animal shelter. I feel the need to stress this because the job often gets glamorized, causing volunteers to resign after only a few shifts. I believe that these short-lived volunteers have the best of …
Kittens

Furry Foster Family

It’s no secret that I have a bleeding heart. So when the shelter I volunteer at put an emergency call out for folks to foster kittens, how could I say no? Foster homes are crucial for kittens, who need more individualized attention …
Orange Cat in Blue Litterbox

Thinking Outside the Box

Cats are complicated creatures, and it can be challenging to figure out the things they do. When what they are doing is urinating and/or defecating outside of the litter box, it can be downright frustrating. When litter box habits change, it’s important …
Black Cat FIV+

Greylock’s Second Chance

One of the hardest parts of working in an animal shelter was watching FIV+ cats like Greylock get passed up for a chance at adoption. It was heartbreaking to know that these cats were being denied a forever home simply because of …
Cat in a box

Mew-ving South

My cats (Nora and Ida) and I are finally starting to feel relaxed and settled after a long month of packing, sorting, and cleaning that ended in a 600-mile road trip to our new home in North Carolina. As a cat writer, …
Bella

The Life Saving Power of Networking

I follow a lot of animal rescue organizations on social media. As someone who volunteers for a local rescue and makes a living as a cat writer, it’s important for me to keep up with what’s happening in the rescue world, beyond …