Help stop the euthanasia of community cats!


(32.84773,-97.130554)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Various areas in the Mid-CitiesBedford, TX 76021

Feral cats outside the spay/neuter clinic, waiting for the facility to open. We have to get in line early because only 12 ferals are accepted per day, and as the community learns about TNVR, the slots fill up more and more quickly.

About

We need help in each category below. Some of these opportunities require only a few minutes per month and can be done from home - others require a vehicle and travel around the mid-cities early in the morning up to late at night. You will be trained in areas concerning trapping, transporting, and caring for cats if you are not already experienced in TNR. In order to transport you will need a vehicle protected with shower curtain and a hatch or cargo area big enough to hold several traps that can be as large as 14x14x38. In order to recuperate, you will need an indoor or outdoor area that is protected from weather extremes - a bathroom, a garage, a heated shed, an enclosure lined with straw, etx. Remember male cats are pungent so keep that in mind when deciding if you have the facilities to recuperate. We also have outreach opportunities, to present our organization to the public and to city managers. The outreach events take place weekdays, weeknights, and weekends, so no matter your work schedule, you can probably find one to participate in. We also have the normal administrative functions that all non-profits have - newsletters, websites, monitoring phones and emails, all of which can be done from home.

Here are all our opportunities in their entirety:

  • Community Outreach
    • Serving on committee to plan and implement community outreach
    • Going out amongst attendants at community event and distributing M-CCC literature
    • Reaching out to the community to gather petition signatures
  • City Government/Boards Outreach
    • Serving on a committee to oversee government outreach
    • Attending/speaking at city government meetings
    • Writing and calling city council members
    • Reaching out to non-elected staff decision makers
  • Events/Fundraisers
    • Serving on committee to plan and implement events/fundraisers
    • Staffing a booth or table at an M-CCC event at a community event or retail store
  • Social Media/Email/Newsletters
    • Post relevant and engaging content to Facebook & Twitter
    • Maintain and monitor email newslist
    • Compose periodical newsletters to donors, supporters, and key city staff
    • Maintain mailing list for newsletters
    • Choose and maintain newsletter software
    • Website Content/Coding
      • Design and upload static content
      • Design, upload, and maintain dynamic content
        • Current open volunteer positions
        • Photos, videos
        • News from M-CCC
        • News in the TNVR world
  • Monitoring incoming phone messages
    • Handling calls (via website, text, email, or smartphone app or any combination thereof)
    • Determining need and urgency
    • Posting job on project manager web app
    • Disseminating information requested by caller
    • Distributing traps for those requesting trap rental
  • Trapping Training

Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • As much as you can give
  • For TNR operations, need to be able to transport and/or house cats in humane traps

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