We have two special volunteer programs designed to assist the feral cat population in our communities. If unspayed/unneutered domestic cats are abandoned and left outside to roam, their offspring, which are born in the wild, become feral. A “FERAL” cat is an undomesticated cat that usually is fearful of humans as a result of not having had any human contact.
Feral Cat Trappers: There are many feral cat colonies located throughout the area at businesses, restaurants, abandoned buildings, farms, industrial parks, complexes, etc. that need to be trapped in humane traps and spayed/neutered. We provide the necessary equipment, training, and assistance to get started in this very important effort.
Farms for Feral Cats: Unfortunately, many of these feral cat colonies are losing their habitat due to development, their abandoned building being knocked down, or worse, being subjected to torment and torture by inhumane people. These cats are the ones that need our help. We are looking for farms to relocate these cats. These cats are not carriers of disease or rabies. All of the cats have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on all of their shots and have tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV. There are not many options for these cats – their chances of being adopted into a regular home are slim, since most people want “lap cats.” Will you please help them? If you would like to participate, we will set you up on a complete program tailored to your specific needs.
We also have a need for volunteers in the following areas:
Fundraising Committee: We have various fundraising events throughout the year, including our annual Four Paws Charity Auction for Homeless Animals. There are many ways to be involved on the fundraising committee.
Office and telephone work: We are always interested in connecting with people who are willing to help in the office answering phones, doing computer input work and more.
Handy Person or Carpenter: We are always in need of cat shelters to protect those living outside in the cold weather. We never have enough shelters to go around, or folks who have the know-how to build them.
Grant Writing: If you are a good writer and have had experience with grants and/or writing proposals, we could use your expertise.
Please contact us if you would like to be involved in one of the programs listed above, or you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities at Animal Advocates.