Supporter Highlight: Jonathan Delgado and Catherine Chicken

Supporter Highlight: Jonathan Delgado and Catherine Chicken


Like many, Jonathan Delgado and Catherine Chicken had been first launched to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) once they adopted a brand new member of the family, a tuxedo cat they named Nippy. Each Jonathan and Catherine had at all times been cat lovers, however Nippy’s adoption was impressed by their daughter Athena’s need for a kitten. A fantastic companion to all, she could possibly be discovered sleeping in mattress with houseguests, squeezing into Athena’s dress-up garments, offering grief help when different pet siblings handed, and startling tradespeople as they labored round the home.

When Athena left for school, Jonathan wished to do one thing significant together with his free time, which finally led him to start out volunteering with ARL.

Together with his years of expertise with cats, ARL’s Director of Volunteer Engagement steered Jonathan begin as a Feline Pal, caring for cats on Monday mornings. Little has modified: that was 10 years in the past, and Jonathan has labored the identical Feline Pal shift practically each Monday since!

Volunteering introduced Jonathan nice perspective and perception into the work that ARL does for each animals and other people in want. Jonathan famous that the assorted causes for which an animal might be surrendered to ARL introduced him a larger sense of empathy and compassion for many who should make tough choices concerning their animals. He witnessed first-hand the affect of ARL’s group applications that work to maintain pets along with their households and the profound care given to these pets who wanted to seek out new properties.

Jonathan and Catherine acknowledged the affect ARL has locally and determined to place ARL on the forefront of their giving. Practically ten years in the past, they selected to change into month-to-month contributors by means of the Champions Circle, and their dedication has not wavered.

They determined to start out giving month-to-month to assist easy out the imbalance of seasonal giving. Catherine says “Many don’t notice organizations are working on fumes ready for the big inflow of donations on the finish of the 12 months.” Their dedication as month-to-month donors helps to maintain operations working easily all 12 months lengthy. Jonathan notes that month-to-month giving additionally makes it simpler to succeed in their giving objectives by splitting up donations all year long. It permits them to “set it and overlook it” and nonetheless have a measurable affect for ARL and the animals we serve.

The couple feels lucky to have the ability to help ARL considerably as they do, and hope that their donations will enable ARL to proceed its impactful work locally for animals and the individuals who love them. Jonathan and Catherine’s generosity ensures ARL’s skill to just do that. ARL is extraordinarily grateful to have them as buddies, adopters, and benefactors of ARL.

September is Champions Circle month

Half of our donations arrive over the last 4 months of the year- and most of it over the last 2 weeks in December – but animals need assistance each day.

So why wait till the vacations to assist?

You’ll be able to help animals in want ALL YEAR LONG by becoming a member of the Champions Circle, a month-to-month giving program that’s like a subscription for saving animals. Be a part of in the present day.



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