In these tough times, it's nice to see people helping out, especially when they do it out of the kindness of their heart.
Jim Croushorn is technically retired. But he's working just as hard as he ever did.
The former Department of Health employee is a regular at the Leon County Humane Society, helping to trap, neuter, and release cats, and doing many other selfless chores around the house.
"One of the things I do around the house is fog for mosquito's. The other thing, Sonya (White) was able to get 22 tons of cat litter donated by a company in Georgia and stored in a barn and I haul that to the office so fosters can have access to free cat litter."
But his real love is helping cats. Croushorn says he thought of the idea while working a paper route down Timberlane.
"I began to see cats at two o'clock in the morning. I started feeding them and then I saw kittens and one thing led to another and about three years ago, I hooked up with the Humane Society. They paid for spay and neuter and have been but we've run out of budget so I've suspended my trapping."
Despite the lack of funds, Croushorn continues to show up, helping out in anyway he can.
"Jim Croushorn is at the top of the list because he extends himself in so many ways. Not only to pets, but to help people in our community," said Sonya White of the Leon County Humane Society.
Jim Croushorn has done it all. He was a preacher, a social worker, spent three years of active duty in the army including 13 months in Korea, a college professor, and the department of health. But nothing gives him for satisfaction than helping animals, and he'll continue to do his part as long as there are feral cats that need help.
"It's a two prong effort, help people with a concern and also help animals."
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