75-year-old-man Gets Famous by Volunteering at a Shelter and Napping With Cats Everyday

If you have a cat, you know how much they love a good snooze and a cuddle. And if you don’t own a cat, but want to help others out there in need, there’s no better way than to join them for a good nap. That’s exactly what the 75-years-old Terry Lauerman did.

As the staff at the  Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin said that he came in brandishing a brush one day, and asked if he could groom the cats. After doing that a couple of times, he became an official volunteer.  He visits the shelter daily staying for 3 hours a time and brushes the cats before going for a nap with them, then wakes up and repeats the process.

Other volunteers have shared his help on a Facebook page and his story went viral, resulting on bigger publicity of the shelter and providing more funds for the continuity on their important work.

Between $3,000- $4,000, they would usually make per month, after Terry’s picture went viral the donations increased by $30,000 in a week.

“The proceeds will likely go to adding additional quarantine rooms so that we can save more cats more quickly, vet bills, and re-insulating the building so that we are more energy-efficient this winter. We’ll have more than enough for all of those things, so some will go to savings and be our “rainy day fund,” said one of the team members of the shelter.

Scroll down below to see the adorable images of Terry in ‘action’, and if you want to help you can always donate, since the shelter relies solely on that.

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A fundraiser for the shelter in Terry’s name was started and it already raised funds for the shelter to continue for the next year.

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20 Pictures of German Shepherds That Show You How Adorable and Loving They Are

I believe you all have heard of German Shepherds. They are the most steadfastly loyal companions, and consistently rank at the top of the most popular dog breeds, and it’s easy to see why. German shepherd dogs (GSD) are noble, diligent, loyal, and highly intelligent dogs. They are large in size and have very streamlined, athletic builds that make them both strong and agile.

Though they are excellent herding dogs, German shepherds are very well suited to work as service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind. They are excellent performing as working dogs, especially in police and military operations. They also make highly effective guard dogs. Of course, the German shepherd dog also makes a wonderful companion in the right home.

One of the most recognizable breeds today, German shepherds are celebrated for their impressive balance of power and grace. They surely mark a presence in your heart as well. To all of those who own a German shepherd, they will strongly agree to that fact.

Below we’ve made a list of their adorable pictures, and they will make you fall in love with this breed once more.

1. My boy Kenzo, my soulmate. He’s a real gentle giant with a puppy personality. 


2. My baby had a photoshoot and I chose the photo that really shows her personality 


3. My baby girl met her brother again after 3 weeks 


4. I, for one, feel safer knowing there’s a German Shepherd in the Oval Office. 


5. Finally broke it to her that she was adopted. 


6. My family has always had a love for shepherds 


7. Now this is funny and cute 


8. My Flynn 8 Months old – for contrast My husband is 6ft 2in 


9. Our boy passed his test, he is officially a therapy dog! 


10. Me and my boy, Bauer 


11. Went to the shelter just to see, came home with this beautiful boy. Meet Fenrir aka Finn.


12. This pup helped me survive through medical school 


13. Meeka realized she can stand in the pool 


14. People tend to be scared of my pup when I take her out but she’s probably more loving than most people tbh 


15. We’re super cute. Give us your lunch! 


16. We found Lucy on a desert highway when she was 4 weeks old, today she celebrates 10 months. 


17. She’s just so cute I can hardly stand it! 


18. Levi sporting a baby carhartt coat 


19. Kato mastered “sit” and “stay, so now we are moving on to “defensive driving” 


20. I just can’t get over his face 


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