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Community Cat Caretaker

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ORGANIZATION: Humane Society of Loudoun County

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Be the hero in a feral cat's day! As a Feral or Community Cat Caretaker, you will look after the health and well-being of a feral cat colony. You'll provide food* and water for the cats and notify the lead volunteer when a cat is sick. On-site training will be provided.

*Some of the food is provided through donations to HSLC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver food and water to assigned colony/colonies on your assigned day(s).
  • Coordinate with a substitute caretaker when you are unavailable to feed on your regular day(s) due to vacation, illness, etc.
  • Monitor the health and well-being of the cats in your colony. Report any sick, injured, pregnant, unfixed or new cats to the lead volunteer.
  • Coordinate with other caretakers or lead to provide feeding stations and shelters for your colony.
  • Keep the colony site feeding stations and shelters clean and out-of-sight, if possible.
  • Maintain discretion and keep colony feeding locations confidential.

LOCATION: Colony within Loudoun County

TIME COMMITMENT: Once per week to daily, depending on your availability. It is imperative that caretakers visit their assigned colony on their assigned day(s) at about the same time (within an hour or two) to ensure that the maximum number of cats will be fed.


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation to and from the site.
  • Ability to communicate in a timely fashion and work in a collegial way with other cat colony caretakers.
  • Ability to detect when a cat is unwell and needs medical attention.
  • Completion of HSLC Orientation.
  • Willingness to positively represent HSLC and follow guidelines.

BENEFITS of VOLUNTEERING IN THIS ROLE:
  • Direct and ongoing impact on improving the lives of cats in our community.
  • Invitation to volunteer appreciation events.
  • Opportunity to be highlighted in HSLC's newsletters.

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About Humane Society of Loudoun County

Location:

P.O. Box 777, Leesburg, VA 20178, US

Mission Statement

We are a foster-based, all-volunteer organization that saves and improves the lives of vulnerable animals by providing care and placing adoptable animals into loving forever homes.

Description

HSLC has been helping animals since our founding in 1966. HSLC has no paid staff nor a physical facility or shelter; all of our animals are in foster homes, display cages at local pet stores, or in temporary boarding until they are adopted into their furever homes.

Thanks to our volunteers and community support, HSLC helped thousands of animals in 2023:

  • Nearly 200 cats and dogs fostered
  • Over 200 community cats supported
  • Nearly 6,000 animals fed via the Loudoun Pet Pantry

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Leesburg, VA 20178

(39.130,-77.570)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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