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Volunteers in Defense of Animals

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We're in great need of foster homes for kittens! Kitten season is in full force, and we have an opportunity for you to volunteer, get service hours if needed, and do some very fulfilling work!


The kittens in greatest need of fosters are between the ages of 2-8 weeks old. Kittens can only go home once they're 8 weeks old, but before that, they need love, sometimes feeding, and attention. Kittens will need to be bottle fed until they're 5-6 weeks of age, which is when they can begin being fed a mix of wet food and formula or warm water. Most kittens that go to fosters only need to be bottle fed for a week or two before you can just give them wet food! They're much easier to care for than you think. We provide all of their supplies, and you just need a little corner of your house or a room dedicated for them. We can give you huge crates, fences to keep them in, and of course everything else they need.

Why can't we house them at our shelter? They need one-on-one attention, and we can't always be there to bottle feed. The other cats are also likely to bump them or even spread something to them (cats are resistant, but much like babies, kittens aren't so much!). Once they're 8 weeks old, we'll be able to bring them to new homes, since we actively look for homes while they're in your care. We can provide all of the support and help that you need -- you can FaceTime or call our foster program director, Kim, for help or emergencies at all times.

If you're interested in learning more, don't hesitate to call! You don't need prior experience!

Service Hour Designation Breakdown (following kittens from week 2 through 8)
Week 2: 8 hour/day
Week 3: 7 hours/day
Week 4: 6 hours/day
Week 5-8: 5 hours/day
These numbers aren't how much time you'll be working with the kittens exactly, but if you're in need of school service hours or something similar, this is how they're distributed!

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About Volunteers in Defense of Animals

Location:

19142 E Walnut Dr N, Rowland Heights, CA 91748, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect and help dogs and cats from homelessness neglect, abuse, cruelty and abandonment. VIDA does not belong to any one person but instead to all of its volunteers. We adopt out about 4-5 dogs and cats each week and rescue dogs from high-kill shelters, low income neighborhoods, and even dogs from Mexico. We also have spay and neuter operations and have saved thousands of animals already.

Description

Volunteers in Defense of Animals is a non-profit organization working to end the suffering and mistreatment of dogs and cats in Southern California. We bring spay and neuter services to areas where families cannot afford them; we facilitate the rescue, foster care, and adoption of animals whenever possible, and we offer education and support to those involved in the care of animals.

We have found forever homes for hundreds of dogs and cats, with around 4-5 new adoptions taking place each week. Many of our dogs come from local high-kill shelters before they are euthanized and on the streets of both the US and Mexico. We also have spay/neuter operations in low-income neighborhoods in the US and in Mexico and have spayed/neutered thousands of pets.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

19142 E Walnut Dr NLa Puente, CA 91748

(33.99506,-117.88501)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-6 weeks

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