HSLC’s Working Barn Cat Program places healthy, sterilized feral cats onto suitable properties to directly save animal lives. Relocation is always a last resort for cats/colonies; however, sometimes the working barn cats are in dangerous situations or conditions and relocation is their only option. This volunteer will work with the program manager to match unwanted cat colonies with owners of suitable properties, enable medical care for the cats, and move cats to their new properties. This volunteer will ultimately save countless cat lives.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Meet with community members who apply for working cats to gather information, assess the site, and manage expectations
Transport cats to/from partner veterinarians for medical appointments
Provide help and guidance to community members to help relocated cats successfully transition to their new homes
Support public education of the Working Barn Cats Program
Location: Volunteers supporting the Working Barn Cats Program work throughout the Loudoun County community.
Time Commitment: Flexible based on volunteer schedules. Days and times vary. However, when a colony needs to be relocated, time is of the essence and the time commitment is approximately 8-24 hours a month. Because this team maintains community partnerships, we ask volunteers to commit to at least six months of service.
Completion of HSLC Orientation
Willingness to work outside and actively participate in hands-on activities that are often labor intensive
Ability to carry 30+ pounds
Willingness to positively represent HSLC and follow guidelines
Ability to work in a collegial way with volunteers toward HSLC goals
Benefits of volunteering in this role include:
Essential impact in saving more animals
Invitation to volunteer appreciation events
Opportunity to be highlighted in HSLC's Paw Prints Newsletter
The Humane Society of Loudoun County is a foster-based volunteer organization that partners with the community to save more animals and achieve a No Kill Community
The Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC) is a non profit 501(3)c animal welfare organization founded in 1966. Our mission is to partner with our community to work towards a time when all animals have loving homes. We do not have a physical shelter or location.
Based in Loudoun County Virginia, our programs and services include Rescue (Intake), Foster, Adoption, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) / Community Cats, Barn-Working Cats, Pet Pantry, Low Cost Spay / Neuter, Financial Assistance, Media & Public Relations, Youth Education & Programs, Humane Education, Paw Prints Newsletter, General Helpline & Email, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Social Events, Fundraising Events, and Community Outreach.
In 2019, we supported 134 adoptions, helped 169 community cats, moved 22 working cats, supported 773 spay/neuter surgeries, and delivered 21,475 pounds of Pet Pantry food to Loudoun Hunger Relief. We are looking to surpass these numbers in 2020 through the help of our incredible volunteers.
We'll work with your schedule.
Loudoun County VALeesburg, VA20175
October 18, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
The time commitment is flexible based on volunteer schedules. Days and times vary. The minimum time commitment is 8 hours per month.
Completion of HSLC Orientation; Willingness to work outside and actively participate in hands-on activities that are often labor intensive; Ability to carry 30+ pounds