I volunteer my time to help cats for Heart and Soul Animal Rescue at Petco in Commack. My mom, grandma and I go there on Mondays. First, we make sure the area is safe with a gate, then my mom and grandma open the cages. They clean litter boxes and beds.

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But I have the best job! When my mom and grandma open the cages, sometimes the cats jump out. I make sure that no cat jumps over the gate to escape while we clean. I keep them busy by playing with them and clean their water and food bowls. Sometimes people stop by and ask questions about the cats and what we do. Lots of cats have been adopted since I've been a volunteer.

I love taking care of cats. It's sad for me when they get adopted, but I know it's best that they're going to a new forever home. My family adopted our cat, Eli, from Heart and Soul. He is the best cat ever. Cats are great animals. Loving homes are just what they need. We make sure cats go to the right homes with a loving, kind family.