Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Kitty Save provides the cats in residence at The Charming Cat Corner in Vista Ridge mall on Stemmons Freeway. The cats in the residence must be tended to daily. We need volunteers on a regular schedule to care for the cats in the residence and keep the residence neat and presentable.
As an attendant, you do the following:
Ensure that the residence is safe and clean
Take time to give the kitties your attention, playing with them and talking with them
Pick up their toys
Scoop the litter boxes
Ensure that they have ample food and water
Help the staff with visitors to the residence
Ensure that visitors are handling the cats properly
Report any issues or potential problems to the staff
Greet visitors who enter any residence room where you may be
Help with adoptions
The Charming Cat Corner residence is open to the public Mon-Sat: 11-7 and Sun: noon-5. Volunteers may arrive one hour before opening to help open up. They may leave one hour after closing to help close down. The option on hours is up to the volunteer unless we have enough volunteers for a particular time period. We also have opportunities for volunteers to be present in the public areas from noon to 2:00 pm everyday.
At no time will volunteers be working alone. Staff will be available at all times.
Opening involves the following:
Releasing cats into the public areas
Replenishing towels and other supplies
Restoring furniture and fixtures to their operational positions
Cleaning and mopping the nighttime residence rooms
Ensuring that all room air cleaners are functioning
Closing involves the following:
Sweeping and mopping floors
Vacuuming furniture and cat trees
Replenishing towels, soap
Emptying trash baskets
Dusting hard surfaces
Undertaking any chores to prepare for the next day
The noon coverage involves being present in the public areas to ensure that visitors and cats are safe and doing well.
Volunteers must be at least 15 in order to work in the residence without a parent or guardian.