Cat Adoption Center: Cat Socialization
Protectors of Animals
Many cats come to our shelter fearful, timid and shy. This behavior is due to abandonment, lack of socialization and proper handling. Your help is needed to show these cats kindness in a controlled and supportive manner to prepare them for adoption.
Volunteer applicants must be available Monday through Friday as the shelter is too active on the weekends with adoptions and events. Applicants must be willing to work with the shy, timid and sometimes tougher cats. (Training is provided.)
We do NOT accept:
- court ordered community service
- school project hours
- people under 18, even if accompanied by an adult
- less than a six-month commitment
About Protectors of Animals
144 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118, US
The Protectors of Animals (P.O.A.) is a 501c3 non-profit all volunteer, all donation organization whose mission is to rescue stray, abused, abandoned and impounded cats and dogs. P.O.A. promotes spay/neuter prior to adoption preventing over population and the unnecessary euthansia of our companion cats and dogs. Our mission statement " To improve the lives of dogs and cats in the communities we serve."
P.O.A. was founded in 1975 and is run mainly by volunteers as we have one employee that oversees the medical care of the cats at the adoption center. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals into loving homes, promote animal spaying/neutering, combat cruelty to animals and educate the public on animal care and welfare.