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Cattery Shelter Helper

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ORGANIZATION: Felines For Adoption Cat Rescue

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Felines For Adoption Cat Rescue aka "Saving Fancy Cats" is an all cat rescue organization seeking cat loving individuals to assist us with our cattery! This is an opportunity available to assist us with the care of our cats during their feeding/cleaning visits.

Our volunteers visit during 1 of 3 time frames 7 days a week. We ask that each volunteer choose a specific day/time frame available. Visits can be from 1-7 days per week and we ask volunteers keep the same day/visit time. We cannot allow for drop in visits since we need to have confirmed visitations to insure our cats are fed and cared for at specific time frames.

Mornings - 8-9:30 AM
Midday - 12-1:30 PM
Evenings - 5-6:30 PM

**To get started please complete our online adoption application. We cannot consider anyone for volunteering without a submitted application! https://savingfancycats.org/volunteer

Volunteers must be 21 and over- NO Exceptions!

About the "Cattery Shelter Helper" As a shelter helper, you would be responsible for arriving to our cattery by the designated start time. The visit would require you to manage the required activities of; feeding, cleaning, overseeing the health and wellbeing of each cat, and occasionally grooming and/or medicating cats. All volunteers have the ability to stay longer to play and engage with the cats, which we highly encourage. Experience with cats or dogs in a shelter or rescue environment is preferred but not required. You will be trained.
This role requires physical capabilities including the ability to bend, reach, ladder use, heavy/deep cleaning, and the ability to lift up to 30 lbs (largest bag of litter/food)
This position is NOT available for corporate, school, or assigned community service activities. We do not have space for more than one volunteer per visit.

About us: FFACR is a cat rescue organization. We are a all volunteer non-profit located in northern NJ. We have a small cattery that holds our cats awaiting adoption since foster homes are difficult to find. Therefore the cattery holds most of the rescue's cats while they await adoption. This number can range between 8-12 cats who are roaming freely within the cattery. There are also cats located in individual cat enclosures who are in need of specialized attention, medication, etc.

Training: We hold orientation meetings virtually in order for potential volunteers to better understand the shelter helper role. If you are assigned a shift, there will in-person training for at least 3-4 visits, as well as the shadowing of our current volunteers. Most volunteers would then attend to their visits independently.

Application: All volunteers MUST complete our volunteer application which will include a reference and background check. Apply today and join our great group of cat loving volunteers! https://savingfancycats.org/volunteer

Thank you!

3 Shifts

  • morning / 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Our morning shift is flexible, but on average our volunteers arrive by 8:30 am, and stay about 1-1.5 hours.
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
    Our evening shift is flexible, but on average our volunteers arrive by 5:00 pm, and stay about 1-1.5 hours.
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About Felines For Adoption Cat Rescue


115 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 115, Mahwah, NJ 07430, US

Mission Statement

Fancy Felines For Adoption Cat Rescue is an all volunteer all cat rescue group who's mission is to lower the number of cats euthanized every day in shelters throughout the tri-state area (NY, NJ and CT) simply due to a lack of space.


Felines For Adoption is a volunteer group working in northern New Jersey assisting in the rescue and rehoming of cats who are at risk in local animal shelters throughout the tri-state area. Our organization is looking for great people who love animals to assist us in this process! Every time a cat is adopted, we have room to save another kitty from the shelters, where they are at risk of euthanasia. If you would like to get involved with our mission, please complete our volunteer application found on our website; https://fancyfelines4adoption.org/volunteer




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This opportunity has 3 shifts


disclosed at orientationMahwah, NJ 07430



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per day, as many available days as the volunteer would like to visit.
  • Volunteers must be 21 and over. Experience with cats preferred but not required This role requires physical capability Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 40 pounds (largest bag of food)

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