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Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals

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Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals (NCFF) has spayed, neutered and vaccinated almost 10,000 homeless cats in northern Colorado, potentially preventing thousands of future kittens from being euthanized in our shelters or struggling to survive outdoors.

Stray and feral cats are humanely trapped and transported to our Fort Collins clinic for surgery, treatment and recovery. We are looking for volunteers at all levels and during all phases of our program.

Trappers -One Saturday per month, you will travel to outdoor cat colonies, set humane traps with bait, retrieve traps as soon as cats are inside them, and transport them to our holding area in Fort Collins to await surgery the following day. Traps are always covered and they are never left unattended. Trapping can frequently require evening or after-dark work and is always done in pairs.

Trap Cleaners - One Sunday per month, you will clean traps while cats are undergoing surgery and recovering, help clinicians return recovering cats to their traps, and monitor the cats in post-recovery. You could be outside in the glorious sunshine and clean air to do this job or inside if it's too hot or cold!

Clinic Help - Volunteers are needed in every position: check-in, trap cleaning & management, induction, surgery prep, medications, anesthesia, recovery, and post-recovery. Veterinary experience nice but not necessary as we will train you. Clinics are held the first Sunday of each month except January and February.

Transporters - Volunteers with moderately large vehicles transport cats back to their colonies on a Monday. NCFF can reimburse you for gas or you can donate the gas and deduct the mileage on your income tax return, whichever you prefer.

Clinic Cleaners - Volunteers are needed to clean the clinic the day after surgery, one Monday a month. This involves sweeping and mopping floors and taking out trash. NCFF provides supplies. Time required is 1-2 hours.

Trap Washers - You will take traps to a car wash, clean them and return them to an agreed-upon location to be determined. NCFF will provide tokens.

Laundry - We need someone to pick up and wash laundry from clinics (towels and surgical drapes mostly).

Facebook - We have a Facebook page and need a volunteer to update it on an ongoing basis.

Marketing - Our all-volunteer organization depends on grants and private donations to fund the work that we do. We desperately need someone who believes in our mission and can help us get the word out, not only to potential donors but also to people with cats in need of our services.

Computer/Website Maintenance - We have a website but need someone to manage and update it on a regular basis.

Cheyenne - With the extremely high euthanasia rate for stray & feral cats in the Cheyenne shelter, we are looking for a contact person who lives in or near Cheyenne who is willing to actively coordinate with us and Cheyenne locals to arrange to trap & "fix" these cats. We have the infrastructure; we just need a serious liaison to work with.

NCFF always needs volunteers between clinics too! If you have particular skills in Fundraising, Social Media, Newsletters, or Promotion, please contact Leslie at sidwiggy7717@gmail.com.

Thank you for looking! We hope you'll consider volunteering with us.

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About Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals

Location:

4820 Eagle Lake Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524, US

Mission Statement

Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals is committed to bettering the lives of community cats and reducing euthanasia in our shelters through our Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program, finding homes for kittens, and treating cats with medical needs.

Description

Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals was founded in February 2009 by Leslie Vogt and Jan Link. As of March 2015, the organization has altered 5000 cats, found homes for 524 cats and kittens and barn homes for over 200 cats in need of relocation. All this has been done with volunteers. Our aim is to serve rural and low economic areas with few resources and many cats.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Location varies depending on the positionFort Collins, CO 80524

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Web Design
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Time commitment depends on your position.
  • We are seeking reliable people who can support our mission.

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