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A thank you to “Susan’s Sitting Service”

This blog post is a “two-fer” – a combination “Why I Volunteer” and a spotlight on a supporting business.  Susan Bowling submitted the following when I put out a call on the Good Mews Facebook page for folks to tell me why they support Good Mews.  Take it away Susan…

By way of introduction, my name is Susan Bowling, and I am the owner of Susan’s Sitting Service.  Susan’s Sitting Service is a locally operated pet sitting service serving the Powers Ferry Corridor (E. Marietta and Vinings Area).  We provide pet owners with the peace of mind and satisfaction by providing quality and professional care for their pets and homes while they’re away.  Knowing that your precious possessions are being cared for by a loving and trustworthy sitter is our mission and focus.

Since August, I have supplied your organization with various supplies, such as:  fluids, pet food, cat beds and litter.  My husband and I attended the “Kitty Kegger” this past October and “Susan’s Sitting Service” provided a gift certificate for the auction from Houston’s Restaurants.  The event was a lot of fun and we enjoyed meeting other feline pet owners.

During Christmas, “Susan’s Sitting Service” contacted several of its business clients to fill the “Kitty Christmas List.”  We were able to provide various office supplies and paper.   Instead of supplies, a few of our clients opted to donate $200 worth of cash donations for Good Mews to go towards their new facility.

My late kitty, “Luey” is featured on the Good Mews 2012 Calendar – he’s the big black kitty for January!  We had our boy for 19 years when he passed away and we’ve recently adopted another kitty, “Moo Moo.”  She is a “cow cat” with a lot of character!  We’re hoping that she will one day have her photo on a Good Mews future calendar – she’s a cutie!

As you can see, I am enjoying my involvement with Good Mews.  Being involved in the community is very important to me.  Good Mews provides a much needed service for our area and is a well-run organization.  I am happy to be part of your mission which is to “find good homes for good kitties.”  Sincerely yours,

Susan Bowling (Website) (Facebook)

And we are very pleased to announce that “Susan’s Sitting Service” will be a sponsor for this year’s bowling fundraiser – Pins for Purrs.  Thank you Susan!


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Why I Volunteer #2

I asked Good Mews volunteers and supporters to share a few words about why they support our shelter.  Lisa has been a Good Mews volunteer since 2010.  In fact, today is her two year anniversary.  Happy Anniversary, Lisa!

I was just recently asked, “Why do you volunteer at Good Mews?”

I didn’t realize it would be such a difficult question!
Simply put, I love all animals and want to do what I can to help them.
The intense love I have for helping animals is harder to put into words.  I have limited financial resources to help them, so that’s out.  What I can do is give my time & love.  I make a difference by caring and loving the cats at Good Mews.  “Clean & Feed” is my favorite chore because I get to know each kitty and love on them (or not, if that’s their preference!).  I get to help provide the kitties’ basic, everyday needs.  I believe the cats recognize that we are there because we love them and want only what’s best for them.  It’s a commitment to something above and beyond my daily existence.   ~ Not to mention, there’s nothing like a deep purr, a head-butt, or paw reaching out to keep you petting them!   You know they appreciate you!
If you’d like  to share your thoughts about volunteering/supporting Good Mews, feel free to send an email to


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Why I volunteer

I asked Good Mews volunteers and supporters to share a few words about why they support our shelter.  The first to share was Jean who has been a Good Mews volunteer since 2002.

I am an adoption counselor and foster home for Good Mews.  I started volunteering because I love cats.  I continue because there is such a tremendous need for good homes for abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens.  Every cat turns out to be a blessing for someone.  Raising well-adjusted kittens and helping adopters find their perfect cat bring me greater joy than anything else I do.

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