February 28, 2021

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 for 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 $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 in 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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