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The Cat's Meow


Dolly enjoys time with Dottie

We first met Dottie in November of 2012, when she began volunteering with Cat Haven at LSU Spay Days.  She had been living in California since college, but still had family here. When she moved back, she heard about Cat Haven and wanted to do something to help.

The next year, in addition to Spay Days, Dottie worked on our Spring Garage Sale.  In October of 2014, she decided that she needed more time with the kitties, so she began her career as one of our Tuesday evening caretakers.  When we decided to hold monthly garage sales in 2015, Dottie was there to help organize the mountains of stuff all month long and to work from dawn til dusk on sale days.

Her nomination from a fellow volunteer reads:  “I nominate Dottie Anklam as an outstanding volunteer.  She was instrumental in helping with the garage sale – including setting up, organizing, and being present during all the sales; and photographing and posting various items for sale on Craig’s List.  She comes to most of the Spay Day events to help out with the computer work.  And I often see her at the shelter helping with the cleaning.” 

When asked what she likes best about Cat Haven, Dottie answered, “Getting to know the volunteers, getting to know the cats, playing with the kittens – being a part of it and doing something to help”.  We are so grateful to Dottie for all of her help and for the patience and kindness with which she treats cats and people alike.  It is such a pleasure to work with her!  Thank you, Dottie – you are The Cat’s Meow!

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We appreciate all of the time and talent that our volunteers give to Cat Haven cats and kittens every day! Each quarter, we honor one of our volunteers as The Cat's Meow for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of our kitties. If you would like to see one of our volunteers honored for their kindness to our kitties, our community, or their fellow volunteers, please send us an email at