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Cat Rescue Volunteer Transportation Assistant

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KUDZU CAT ALLIANCE INC

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Transportation Assistant

POSITION TYPE: Volunteer POSITION REPORTS TO: Julie Sims, President, Kudzu Cat Alliance

POSITION SUMMARY: Volunteers for this position will assist with the transportation needs of Kudzu Cat Alliance, which include:

  • Transporting cats to and from vet appointments and surgical providers, fosters, and adoption meet-and-greets.
  • Communicating with Foster, Adoption, and Medical Coordinators to schedule trips.
  • Picking up supplies from point of purchase and delivering to appropriate team member, delivering supplies and medications to fosters.

Kudzu Cat Alliance will provide traps, carriers, blankets/towels and all other cat-related items needed for each transport. Volunteers must have their own vehicle.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Keep Kudzu Cat Alliance updated regarding availability to be scheduled for transports. Transportation needs may include early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.
  • Observe the speed limit and state driving laws for safe operation of a vehicle.
  • Promptly report all accidents and any citizen issues having to do with discharge of the animal(s) to the appropriate person(s).
  • Be punctual - if unavoidably late, advise the point of contact by phone and communicate issues to supervisor once transport is complete.
  • Promptly communicate any animal medical needs immediately.
  • Ensure animals are properly secured in the vehicle.
  • Keep an accurate record of activity, to include all stops and public contacts.
  • Ensure the safekeeping of all paperwork provided for animals being transported.
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding outcome of transports and any delays/issues.
  • Be knowledgeable about and an ambassador for Kudzu Cat Alliance and its mission when interfacing with fosters, adopters, and the general public.


POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED
  • Strong animal handling skills preferred but not required
  • Must have a valid Georgia state driver’s license, a clean driving record, and be able to legally drive a vehicle by oneself
  • Excellent people skills
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Hours for this position are based on the volunteer’s availability.

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About KUDZU CAT ALLIANCE INC

Location:

923 TURNER DR SE, SMYRNA, GA 30080, US

Mission Statement

Kudzu Cat Alliance’s primary mission is to stabilize community cat populations through a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, and to educate the public about the benefits of TNR. When possible we also rescue feral-born kittens and foster them to adoption.

Description

Kudzu Cat Alliance utilizes a spay neuter program known as TNR, or Trap - Neuter - Return to control and reduce the population of community cats in Cobb County, Georgia. Community cats, also known as "feral" cats, are free-roaming, unowned cats that live outdoors. We trap them using humane traps, take them for spay neuter and vaccinations, then return them to their colony. As a result, they live safer and healthier lives and no longer increase in number. We also provide veterinary care for sick or injured feral cats.

Frequently these services are provided in low income areas where residents are caring for a colony of cats but cannot afford veterinary services for spay-neuter. When caretakers have difficulty affording to feed their colony we source food donations and distribute them to those in need.

Whenever possible, we rescue kittens from feral lives and give them safe indoor homes. You can help us save them by fostering or adopting.

In addition, we educate the public about the benefits of TNR, and collaborate with property owners, residents, local rescues, and caretakers to identify and serve community cat colonies. We offer resources to those who want to learn more about community cats, TNR, kitten care and socialization, and public health issues related to feral cat overpopulation.

Since our beginnings in 2018 we have spayed or neutered more than 700 cats, and provided loving homes for nearly 200.

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

923 Turner Drive SESmyrna, GA 30080

(33.897,-84.52679)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Prefer up to 5 hours a week - flexible hours

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