#CCSHoomans are here to fill your Saturday afternoon with a good story.
Again, these last few hoomans are the most recently employed ones. Most of them are recent college graduates; some are still in college.
Meet Shripad Bandekar. Shripad is the assistant manager at Cat Café Studio. You've probably seen him around.
What lesson do you take home from Cat Café Studio?
Since the day I joined Cat Café, I have observed this one thing that whenever we see a cat in distress, especially if it’s a critical case or an emergency the whole team contributes in every possible way.
The team gets involved in everything starting from the rescue, then taking proper care of the cat through the recovery phase, and once healed, the team works together to get the cat adopted, so he/she can happily stay in their forever home. Team work is the key at Cat Café Studio. For a good cause like this everybody has to be united and I have learned the importance of this through my little time here.
Before I joined CCS, I barely acknowledged strays. Now I handle 40 cats' feeding, keep a check on their medical care including vet visits, feeding medicines from time to time, and I know how to tame them when they're in distress. Working here has been a wholesome experience.
Which cat inspires you?
It was a Monday morning when I met this cat. He had a spinal injury and was not able to eat or move his neck. I saw my colleague feeding him with the help of a syringe (I barely knew this was even possible then). I watched him fight like a warrior. He eventually started playing with other cats. One day, I suddenly saw him getting a seizure. I alerted the rest of the team, and we started the medications. His seizures still continued but this kid still fought through it. He’s better now, his seizures almost gone, and he now plays happily with all the kittens in the clinic. Alfred’s story inspires me. No matter what, you have to keep on fighting and face all the huddles in life and beat them.