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Yard work, minor property maintenance person needed for our not for profit Cat Sanctuary

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Healing Hope Cat Sanctuary

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Benjamin Buddha kitty
Benjamin Buddha kitty was rescued within hours of his death. Even though perfectly healthy he tested positive for FIV and the vet who "rescued" him wanted him euthanized. He is living a great life at HHCS, and has been very healthy, happy and extremely friendly!

We need someone to help approximately 4 afternoons a month, with yard work and general upkeep around the small property where we house the cats. For instance, at least once a month, we need to remove/replace a few areas of cedar and dirt for sanitation reasons. And we need bushes trimmed, raking, etc. Just some general maintenance help. Occasionally we need some minor repairs or help with a larger cleaning project. No big construction or anything too technical. Nothing too difficult, just need someone not afraid to get their hands dirty, do a bit of lifting, and maybe occasionally get on a ladder.
Flexible shifts but must be in the afternoon; days are also flexible.
We have all tools and necessary equipment and supplies.
You will not be asked or required to do any animal care or handling.
Respectfully at this time,(8/2020) we would request that NO active duty Military apply. Due to the Covid crisis, the military volunteers we have had interested in this position, have been called out so much, that they have not been able to be reliable or consistent in helping here. Things liking missing appts. (work shifts) and not calling either before or after, has been happening.
Thank you.

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 01:15 PM to 04:45 PM
    Days are flexible; usually 3 to 4 hour shifts

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About Healing Hope Cat Sanctuary


P.O. Box 3921, San Clemente, CA 92672, US

Mission Statement

1)Provide a safe, permanent haven for cats with incurable or terminal illness, old age and personality problems. These cats are not animals that would be adoptable or sustained in a normal shelter setting.

2) As we have done for many years, we serve our community by helping rescue local stray and feral felines. When working with feral cats, the cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and provided they are healthy, re-released into feral colonies. There they are fed daily until they live out their natural life. This system of trapping and spaying feral cats has led to a major decrease in the stray and feral cat population of San Clemente and adjacent areas.

3) We seek to assist and provide non-financial support for the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter (CASA) and Pet Project Foundation by fostering or permanently housing cats that once again, are not suitable or even living at the local shellter facility. For many years now, we have stopped endless "unadoptable" cats from being euthanized. For instance, until recently, CASA euthanized FIV+ positive cats if healthy. Healing Hope Cat Sanctuary has many FIV+ cats since it is not a life threatening nor easily transmitted disesase.

4) Many of the felines here have complicated and chronic illness that cannot be treated with conventional veterinary medicine. Even though we do rely on this form of medicine, in many cases, holistic medicine is needed to improve the health of or even cure the medical ailment. In these cases, we rely on founder and president Kim Rockshaw's training, degree and experience with homeopathy, herbs, nutrition and supplements to help these animals . . . with great success!


A small licensed feline sanctuary run from the home of founder and president, Kim Rockshaw. Because of space and work limitations, and also due to the individualized quality of care each cat gets, we limit our number to under 35 cats.

Animals are housed on the premises in either the home, or outside in a very large enclosed yard. Here we house many of the cats that are used to being outdoors. We have large hutches and other cubby holes designed for shelter as well as access to the garage.



We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


PO Box 3921San Clemente, CA 92672



  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Home Repair
  • Janitorial Maintenance


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • 9 to 12 hours per month
  • Willingness/ability to do physical labor; some general idea of yard maintenance (bush trimming, raking, etc), Willingness to do MINOR repairs helpful. Must be RELIABLE as far as scheduling/showing up on time. Must enjoy or least tolerate cats.

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