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Cat Caretaking - Help Our Adoptable Cats at Norwalk Petco (431 Westport Ave)

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TAILS (The Alliance In Limiting Strays)

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TAILS Petco Adoption Units
TAILS Petco Adoption Units

Love cats? Always wanted to help those kitties looking for their forever homes in a positive, friendly way? This is your opportunity! :)

We ask everyone to please fill out the following volunteer application so we know how to contact you, what you're interested in and you are properly registered: https://tailsct.z2systems.com/projectList.jsp

Each evening we need to go visit our furry charges and clean their litter, feed them, play with them and give them some general loving! Ideally our volunteers also go during the day whenever they can to socialize as well - but the locked-in times we need are feeding/cleaning/playing in the early evening timeframe. Whether you can commit to one night a week or once every other week (or once/month?) - that would be great! It's easy and you really are making a difference!

Cat caretaking must be done during the store's hours (basically 9am-9pm, M-S, 9-7pm on Sun) and around what is considered "normal" feeding times. An orientation and filling out our volunteer application are mandatory. Please click on the link in this listing to fill out the volunteer application and we will email you back regarding orientations scheduled. All supplies are provided. For our calendar of orientations and to sign up - https://tailsct.z2systems.com/np/clients/tailsct/publicaccess/eventCalendarBig.jsp

PLEASE PRE-FILL OUT OUR VOLUNTEER FORM HERE: https//tailsct.z2systems.com/projectlist.jsp

We welcome responsible children as volunteers if accompanied by an adult and teens, based on successful completion of a probation period (and parental signature), can volunteer solo/pairs. We also have kitties at the Westport Petco near Home Goods/Michael's and across from Shake Shack in Westport.

Thank you!

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About TAILS (The Alliance In Limiting Strays)


P.O. Box 2277, Westport, CT 06880, US

Mission Statement

The mission of T.A.I.L.S. is to serve the community as a charitable organization that promotes spay/neutering of animals and provides financial support to humane organizations and individuals in pursuit of this goal. We are dedicated to vigorously promoting and educating the community about the importance of spay/neuter to reduce, and eventually elimnate, the killing of unwanted dogs, cats, and other animals.


Put simply, TAILS funds and promotes spaying and neutering in Fairfield County to save thousands of dogs and cats from being born into a world of already overflowing shelters. Formed in 2001, TAILS has grown each year thanks to the many volunteers who have come out and made our events successful. A tax exempt, 501(c)3 we welcome anyone who cares about our furry friends to come out and help us make a difference for dogs and cats! Thanks!

In November 2014, we took over the cat adoption space at the Petco-Norwalk location at 650 Main Ave (next to WalMart and Staples) in addition to housing and fostering dogs/puppies whenever we could. So although our mission is focused on spaying/neutering the problem of animal overpopulation (especially when it comes to the kittens and friendly cats we come across in our Trap-Neuter-Return programs) has given way to our moving into saving our furry friends through adoption programs. Make no mistake - we are still focused on spay/neutering - full year 2014 we spay/neutered 197 dogs and cats! - but we just need more folks to help us with the actual care of dogs/cats as the need grows. Can you help? We would simply love it.

Thank you.



We'll work with your schedule.


431 Westport Ave (Petco)Norwalk, CT 06851



  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hour per week/biweekly/monthly
  • love of animals

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