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PetSmart Cat Care Volunteer

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Humane Society of Jefferson County

  • 12 people are interested

You can help the HSJC cats and kittens at our satellite cattery get the care and love they need.
Cattery care volunteers at Madison's PetSmart West location are needed daily between 8:00am-12:00pm to help with cleaning, socializing, and preparing kitties ready to meet potential adopters.

The other biggest need is in the evenings from 6:00-9:00pm, helping wrap up the day cleaning out cages, and making sure the room is as clean as possible to keep the kitties healthy and ready to be adopted.

  • Because of the time and cost required to train volunteers, HSJC requires a commitment to volunteering. In-shelter opportunities require a minimum of one regularly scheduled, recurring shift at least every other week. Shifts vary in length depending on the number of animals.

  • Volunteers must be able to read and comprehend policy and protocol information and remember and follow shelter rules.

  • Human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles. Volunteers are an extension of the HSJC and must always communicate professionally.

  • Most volunteer roles require volunteers to stand, and/or walk for up to three hours; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; reach and lift; possess vision abilities including close vision, distance vision and depth perception; and speak to customers, employees, and other volunteers.

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About Humane Society of Jefferson County


w6127 Kiesling rd, Jefferson, WI 53549, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Humane Society of Jefferson County is to care for the lost, homeless and abused animals of Jefferson County, help place them in forever homes, and work to inspire kinder and more humane communities.


The Humane Society of Jefferson County, Inc. (HSJC), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was incorporated on September 11, 1922.

We fulfill our mission through a wide range of programs including companion and livestock animal rescue, adoption services, emergency transport rescue, animal medical care, community spay-neuter services, our Barn Cat Rehoming Project, community outreach and educational programming, and community room rental.

Volunteers are a critical part of making our mission to save the lives of homeless, abused, and unwanted animals possible. Volunteers help support the HSJC in a wide range of ways from helping in the office to representing us in the community, caring for the animals, and even doing tasks around the shelter property. If you're interested in making the lives of animals better, we'd love to have you as a volunteer.



We'll work with your schedule.


8210 Plaza Dr.Madison, WI 53719



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-2 hours per shift.
  • Volunteers under 18 may need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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