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Volunteers Are Unpaid Not Because They Are Worthless But Because They Are Priceless
Tender Loving Care for not-so-tender-cats! Some cats need extra attention to learn that humans are not going to harm them. This can be a slow, but extremely rewarding volunteer effort.
The foster program gives people who cannot make long term commitments a chance to make a differece in a cat or kitten's life.
With a little patience, a shy cat can become a marvelous companion and even a lap cat. The foster program also provides an opportunity to "make a match".
Even if we do not currently have foster cats or kittens available, please come by the Shelter and complete a volunteer form because we are working hard to increase this volunteer base.
If you have a little time to spare we are always in need of volunteers to help at the Shelter. There are many jobs that a volunteer can help with. Sweeping, scooping litter, cleaning cages, washing and drying towels are a few of the jobs that we need help with. If you feel that you would like to help please come by the Shelter and fill out a volunteer form.
We have cats and kittens for adoption at Petco. Volunteers clean the cages twice a day. The litter has to be scooped, food and water need to be changed and the cage needs to be swept and cleaned. The cats and kittens also need a little TLC each day. This usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes. If this is a job that you feel you can help us with please call 337-477-4748 and leave a message. Someone will call you back to set something up.
It takes a lot to keep the Shelter going therefore we have to host several fundraisers each year to raise the money for medical care, food, litter, cleaning supplies, and other expenses. We are always in need of Volunteers to help us with these functions. If you would like to volunteer to help us with fundraising please come by the Shelter and fill out a Volunteer Form.
A Reading Program for Kids and Cats
Junior volunteers, age 12 and under, may participate in a reading-to-cats program at Hobo Hotel. Readers can select a book from the Cat Tales Library or bring their own favorite book. Kids are free to read on any level.
Reading to cats has lots of benefits for kids and cats!
-have increased human companionship
-are soothed and comforted by a calm and steady voice
-learn to trust people
-become more social and friendly
-become more adoptable
-practice and improve their reading skills
-can read without fear of being graded or judged
-gain confidence in their reading skills
-learn to volunteer and give of themselves
-learn to be comfortable around and respect animals
For more information and to schedule a reading time, call 302-7193.
Cat Tales was kicked off by first grade students in Brandi Felice's class at Westwood Elementary School. The students brought books to read and goodies for the cats. See the accompanying photo album of the students reading to cats.