Community Cat Care at relocation cage
You will provide care for community cats housed in a temporary relocation cage. The cats are from our partnering shelters. Due to their temperament, they not adoptable through regular programs and cannot be returned back to their location. Their best positive outcome is through our outdoor relocation program, also called "barn cats" or "working cats". Until they reach their new outdoor home, they are housed in this temporary relocation cage to keep them adjusted to the outdoor temperatures and get familiar with one another. This position reports to the community cat manager and community cat department.
Duties and Essential Functions
- Provide food (canned and dry), refill water dishes and scoop litter boxes
- Use of small broom and dustpan, light cleaning
- Monitor condition of cage for mess, water leak, ensure shelter entrances are accessible and cats are safe
- Monitor supplies, gather new supplies as needed
- Maintain security of cage, ensure cats do not exit
- Observe cats and report any concerns or illness
Cage is 4’x8’ and only 4’ tall, requires working in a squat or kneel position. Experience and comfort with quirky, unpredictable nature of community cats is preferred. Interacting with the cats is not recommended and will need use of caution as they may be scared of humans. The cats will mostly keep their distance.
Accepting New Volunteers
This position requires previous cat care shifts at PAC or Kitten Nursery.
Shift is available everyday and can be completed anytime between 10 am - 4 pm. Notify community cat team upon completion of shift. Location is on Best Friends Kitten Nursery property.
Minimum age requirement
18 years of age or older. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.
Training and Orientation
Your first shift will meet with a member of the community cat team to learn the process.
This position includes scooping litter in trash bag and disposing in nearby dumpster.
Ensuring dry food/water dishes are clean/accessible and dispersing canned food in individual containers, general cleaning/sweeping, all done while in squatted position.
Lifting up to 20 lbs. Use of gate latches and combination lock, ensure safety of cats not exiting cage while doing so. The cage may need general maintenance as messes are made inside and as weather affects the condition of the cage. This cage is located outside and will need care in all weather conditions. In event of show, may require snow removal around cage entrance.
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18