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Best Friends Animal Society

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Interested in helping community cats (aka free-roaming, stray or feral cats) in your area?

A partnership between Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie's Fund, Palm Springs Animal Shelter and the Coachella Valley Animal Campus; the Coachella Community Cats Project humanely and effectively reduces the number of cats living on our streets.

Our program is currently in need of volunteers to help in the following ways:

Community cat trapper and transporter

Be a super sleuth. We need people to trap community cats in specific areas with Best Friends staff, and to accompany staff in a project van to and from clinics, holding areas and animal shelters, and back to the trap location. You can also work independently.

Return-to-Field transporter

Don't have much time to spare but still want to help? You can get involved by volunteering to help return fixed cats to their original location. You’ll use your own vehicle to pick up them from the shelter, and take them back to their colony to be released. Each trip only takes about an hour and a half or less.

Our program is based in the Coachella Valley Animal Campus but trapping and transport locations vary often. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or learning more.

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About Best Friends Animal Society


5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741, US

Mission Statement

Every day, more than 5,500 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters. But every day, there's something all of us can do to help save those animals. Together, we can Save Them All.


About Best Friends Animal Society:

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to 1.5 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All(tm).

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Coachella Valley Animal Campus72050 Pet Land PIThousand Palms, CA 92276



  • Advocacy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Transportation
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills




  • The time commitment is flexible and even just a couple of hours per week can save cats' lives!
  • The volunteer transporter position requires a drivers license, personal vehicle and insurance.

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