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OC SMALL PAWS NEEDS YOU NOW! Our group needs cat loving volunteers for our Petco Westminster cattery on MONDAY, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and we truly need them ASAP! Petco has been so generous to give us catteries where cats in each cattery live full-time while waiting for their forever homes. This location has TWO kennels allowing us to have EIGHT cats living there at once! Great for adoptions but we need additional cleaners! Our group needs volunteers who can commit to just ONE shift per week (mornings) with an approximate time commitment of 1 to 1 1/2 hour per shift. The store requires that you arrive no later than 10:00 am to start. We provide training with another volunteer before you handle your first shift alone. And when you're done, you get to play with cats!
The kennels are super easy to clean - basically scooping / replacing litter, washing food bowls, and giving the cats the chance to stretch and play while you clean. Happy cats get adopted much more quickly, and we would love your help in keeping our cats happy! We do ask that you have at least SOME experience with cats and are comfortable enough to pick one up, hold it, and move it from one kennel to another when necessary.