By Ilisa Cohen
young blonde family holding gray kittensLisa Hanes's kids have always been animal-crazy. Even with a cat, two dogs and two guinea pigs in the house, Paige, 8, and her brother, Hunter, 11, often stop at the local pet shop in Monterey, CA, to visit the animals. Paige declared she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was in preschool. So Lisa wasn't shocked when two years ago, the kids suggested that their reward for completing chores be volunteering at Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP) in nearby Pacific Grove. Kitty love: (from left) Lisa, Paige, Hunter and Mark Hanes
Eager to encourage their passion for animals and their desire to contribute to the community, Lisa and her husband, Mark, drove the kids to the shelter to sign up as volunteers. But they soon realized that with their work schedules and the kids' baseball, soccer, basketball and ballet, there just wasn't any spare time. That's when they decided to foster and care for cats at home.
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