Volunteering for the Walthamforest Branch is most rewarding. Below are some of the roles we sometimes have available (please note all volunteer roles available will be listed here).
Please note that we do not have a cattery or centre where we keep the cats. All cats in our care are kept in volunteers fosterers private houses or gardens, Accordingly we are unable to offer part time volunteer roles to those looking to spend time caring for cats.
Feral cat trappers
Feral cats are often the offspring of stray or abandoned domestic cats and can be found living in urban and rural areas. Cats Protection strives to control the number and sizes of feral colonies by what we call 'TNR'. This involves
- Trapping the cat(s) using humane trapping methods
-Neutering by taking the cat(s) to a local vet
- Returning the cat(s) to their 'home'
The role includes:
- Working with members of the public who live near to feral colonies
-Working closely with vets to arrange neuturing
- Working closely with other volunteers
If you can drive, have use of a car or van and enjoy meeting people and making a real difference to the lives of feral and stray cats then this could be the role for you. Training and equipment will be provided and mileage costs can be reclaimed.
We are often seeking indoor fosterers. Some fosterers need time off for health or personal reaons, so we would be happy to consider "interim" fosterers. You do not have to make a long term commitment. We asl you asfter each homed foster cat if you would like a break. Please do consider this wonderfully rewarding, hands on role. It is so satisfying to care for and nuture a needy cat, and be a central part of the team finding him/her a new home. Full support is given throughout and all food, litter and equipment is provided. Vet bills are paid directly so there are no ongoing costs to you and we are happy to refund mileage. It is helpful to have transport of your own.