In the rescue world, though, we are just gearing up for our busiest time of year. A sad reality is that the time of year when we most need dedicated volunteers, those volunteers are least likely to be available. A for profit business might hire a few summer students to take up the slack. Non-profit organizations don’t have that option. This makes things difficult for us, but the situation is not hopeless.
For every family that heads off on vacation there is another that can’t get away. For every kid that goes to camp there is another whose family can’t afford it. For every family whose children are fully booked with summer activities, there is another desperately looking for things to keep their kids occupied. For every high school or university student who finds a summer job, there are more who need experience before they can get that first job.
Parents, are you looking for positive, life affirming activities for your 6 to 15 year olds? Why not spend one or two afternoons per week helping out? The kids can learn how to take care of a cat, including grooming and feeding, while you are helping with more adult tasks.
High School students 16 to 18 -- do you need experience before you can find a job? We can give you experience doing responsible things that help save lives. You give us a few hours each week -- we give you a great boost for your resume!
University and college students -- are you majoring in an animal related field? Do you need hands on experience working with companion animals or field experience learning to live trap? Give us a few hours per week, and we’ll make sure you get the training you need.
Does any of this sound good to you? Good! Please call us at 204 421-1919 or visit our volunteer page: http://craigstcats.ca/volunteer.htm... We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Craig Street Cats is Manitoba’s largest cat specific animal welfare organization. Our programs include community cat management (TNR, feeding stations, winter shelters), kitten rescue, kitten fostering, neo-natal kitten nursery, a no kill cat and kitten adoption centre, and community outreach.