volunteer spotlight

tracey brabant
clean & feed committee
volunteer since 2003

Tracey began volunteering for Good Mews in 2003 after looking for volunteer opportunities when both her (two-legged) children were in school. She joined the Wednesday Clean & Feed team and has been working the same shift for the past 15 years!

“What a better way to volunteer than to work with cats! I love watching shy cats blossom, and helping them find their forever home. Finding the perfect match never gets old for me.” And we’re sure it never will!
In addition to Clean & Feed, Tracey helps with adoptions, helping with special events (everything from Pride to the Gala), and baking brownies for the annual Spring flea market.

“Three of my six cats came from Good Mews. I can’t imagine a life without cats. Otto, our latest kitty, is the most appreciative cat I’ve owned. It’s hard to believe he came from a feral colony. Our cats are spoiled rotten — as they should be!”
Tracey is a bank teller for Chase Bank. She recently celebrated her 26th anniversary with her husband. When she’s not volunteering at Good Mews, she loves to cook, watch the Braves, Atlanta United, and Alabama Football. Roll Tide!

Thank you, Tracey, for your time and energy you bring to everything you do for Good Mews and the kitties!

volunteer spotlight

nancy mcdonald
clean & feed committee
volunteer since 1998

Nancy has been a Clean & Feed volunteer for over 20 years. She’s seen Good Mews transform from our original location at Sandtown Road – through our years at the Johnson Ferry shopping center – to our current standalone shelter on Roswell Road. “At the open house for the new Surgical Suite, I actually started to cry. I couldn’t believe how far we’ve come from a shopping center where a cat once fell through the ceiling into the liquor store next door!” (Don’t worry, he was fine… and over 21 people years!)

Her love of animals started at a young age. Growing up Nancy’s parents always helped stray cats and dogs. “My dad worked on the railroad. I can remember when he brought home a mama cat and her kittens from the “boxcar” they had been sheltering in. We kept the mama and were able to find good homes for her kittens.”

Nancy is a flight attendant with Delta. Her fluency in German makes her a regular on the transatlantic route from Atlanta to Germany.

“I love volunteering at Good Mews because no matter how tired I am on an early morning shift, once inside it’s always my happy place.”

Good Mews wouldn’t be where it is today without loyal volunteers like Nancy. Thank you for all the time you’ve spent helping our kitties find forever homes.

Each month, one of our volunteers will be honored with a spotlight
posted in the shelter, Mews News and our website.

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