While money is the fuel for this organization, it is the volunteers that make it work. We have many helping hands that ply their talents in all manner of areas to help Heartland Cat Rescue, rescue cats, rehome them, and help them to live their best lives now.
As mentioned elsewhere, we need cat fosters, to help with very young kittens, and cats that need a home until they can be adopted into a forever home. But there are many other opportunities to help. Volunteers to help with adoption events would be greatly appreciated, setting up tables and cages – and talking with potential adopters.
We also maintain a set of “cat condos” at the Sebring Petco. volunteers come in once a day and make certain that the cages are clean, and that the cats and kittens have plenty of food and water. If there has been an adoption, they notify Adoption Chief Pat Busko so that another hopeful cat can be placed there.
For instance, there are many areas throughout the community that need feral feeders. These folks not only feed cat colonies, but also keep watch to look for dumped cats. House cats that have been let go in the wild. Many of these cats may not have been spayed or neutered. Additionally, they may need their shots. Eventually, some people who would like to be involved with chipping cats also would be greatly appreciated.
There are countless other areas in which we could use expertise. There’s a need for someone with bookkeeping experience, grant writing experience and those who know and understand the internet and social media. In short, if you love cats, and have a talent, Heartland Cat Rescue can find an opportunity for you to help.