Hometown: Samantha moved here from Dearborn Heights, Michigan in 1994. She said the reason for the move was because she was tired of the cold and especially the winters!
Intricate part of Cat Depot: As a volunteer for Cat Depot, Samantha went into the Woman's Exchange Sarasota facility one day to discuss a partnership with Cat Depot and the owner immediately said yes! A beautiful partnership was then forged.
The Woman's Exchange Sarasota is a non-profit consignment shop supporting the arts in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Instead of taking items to the Salvation Army or Goodwill, please bring items to Cat Depot. These items are taken to the Exchange and any items sold for Cat Depot, the funds come back to us! A win-win experience for people and cats/kittens alike.
How you got started at Cat Depot: Samantha heard about the new Cat Depot facility and how they were going to have a carnival to promote the opening, so she decided to stop in for a tour. Unknown to her at the time, the lady who gave her a tour was Linda Slavin! After the tour Samantha immediately signed up to be a volunteer and the rest, as they say, is history.
Samantha feels such compassion and a deep connection to animals and feels they are a part of the family. She has two beautiful long hair cats at home who recently had a grooming session that took 3 hours! We always heard that beauty takes time :)
Samantha would also like to send a shout out to Margit Marquardt, the Retail Manager here at Cat Depot for all her help and support with the Woman's Exchange Program. Thank you, Margit!
Thank you, Samantha, for your generous and continued support of Cat Depot.
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