Homing Centre Volunteer duties:
Interacting with the cats, feeding, cleaning, dealing with enquiries, showing clients around, shopping for supplies, etc.
Also sometimes going out on rescues, homings, veterinary runs, as well as contributing ideas towards the future operation of Westgate Ark!
Here Wendy spends quality time with the cats.
The most important help we need is people to spend time sitting with our cats and kittens to interact with them and get them used to and confident around people. This process of socialisation is of the utmost importance as a lack of ease around people may ruin a kittens chances of getting a happoy home for life! Cat cuddling can be done on a regular or irregular basis.
Our fosteres look after cats and kittens short-term in their own homes.
Most commonly, rescued pregnant queens, mothers with young kittens, feral kittens needing socialising, & orphaned kittens.
Here is a stray young mother cared for from rescue with a single one-day old kitten is now up for finding a good permanent home two months later.
Other help wanted at Westgate Ark :
Help with organising fund-raising events at the Ark is important to ensure our cats get verythging that they need and also to ensure progress towards our long-term goal of opening our own neutering clinic on our premises.
We need people with transport to aid us in occasional vet runs, rescues, homings, feral trapping and other things.
From time to time we need help from people with special skills such as business experience, trade skills, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering, please do get in touch!
It is not necessary to do long hours, even an hour or two on a regular basis can make be enough to make a difference!
Persons to help with cleaning & feeding!
We need volunteers for Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursday mornings.
Needed for afternoons daily (from one hour upwards).