Our Sunday, June 14th open house was a beautiful day and we met many new faces and some always welcome and familiar faces as well who return each year to spend time with the Rustic Hollow felines. I also want to thank our staff and all the volunteers who shared in getting things ready before open house and also during the day. Our staff show a lot of pride in our organization and what our mission is for the felines and I am very proud of them. They work hard every day caring for their feline furry charges and they are appreciated. And as you can see the felines needed a much needed rest from their busy day of entertaining. Of course every day is a busy day at Rustic Hollow. We get visitors often during the summertime.
(SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH) IS 0PEN HOUSE at Rustic Hollow. Everyone is welcome to attend if you are in Iowa or traveling through. We have a terrific staff, and some terrific felines who will greet you in their own fun, funny, quirky and happy ways. The felines love company and now that the weather is nicer we are getting lots of visitors stopping by and a couple special volunteers came by this week:
Shaun Reisner and Sue Jurgensen.
Sue interned for us for a year during her classes to become a Vet Assistant. And assist us she did. She still comes when she can to help with a spay neuter clinic, or general nail trims for the furs and helps in any way she can. Well, Sue is a wonderful artist as well. She is friends with Shaun Reisner, a Fredericksburg, Iowa artist who also is extremely talented.
Sue volunteered herself and Shaun as she knew we needed a 'cloud' 'fix' in The Kitty Kottage on the ceiling. An attempt at putting clouds on the ceiling did not turn out to actually look like clouds, though the attempt was very much appreciated. Shaun and Sue 'fixed' our clouds and made our ceiling complete. They also spent time with the felines and are planning on coming back for open house this year too.
We really appreciate all of our volunteers who help out in so many ways!
And we appreciate our staff for all the work they do day in and day out to make our facility cleaner and brighter for the furs. And for their attention to details when it comes to keeping an eye on their small charges and bringing any health needs immediately to our Vet Tech and shelter veterinarian.
Come see what we are about first hand. We think you'll like the experience.
Shaun Reisner gets some help with his painting project at C & W
Sue Jurgensen working on one of the clouds
Carmen Linda Conklin
Former semi-professioal musician, music teacher, newspaper publisher, in-home health care provider & one of the founders of Rustic Hollow Shelter which came into existence in 1985.