I bet you’ve all been wondering, what does volunteering at a cat rescue entail? Well, that’s a great question!

First things first, there are a couple of non-negotiable requirements to become a Second Chance Cat rescue volunteer:

1. Must. Love. Cats.

2. You’re good at rolling with the punches

3. You don’t mind the possibility of maybe getting a little dirty

4. Did I mention you must love cats?!

Now that we’ve gotten those requirements out of the way, let’s talk a little bit about what a volunteer shift might look like. Depending on the “shift” you’re volunteering for and the day, the tasks might vary a bit but they tend to include things like feeding cats, administering medication if needed, general cleaning duties like scooping litter, sweeping, mopping, organizing, and last but not least (aka most important, in my opinion), socializing and snuggling cats!

Our cats come from different walks of life; some of them are furry little socialites who demand attention as soon as they come through the doors, and some of them are a bit more apprehensive and need a bit of time to come out of their shells. Our goal here is to build trust with all of our feline friends, especially the ones who need a little extra time and patience (don’t worry, that doesn’t mean we love our social butterflies any less and I can promise you that each cat gets as much affection as they will tolerate!), and to help them find their furrever families where they will be spoiled and loved fur the rest of their lives.

So, there you have it. A glimpse into the life of a cat rescue volunteer. While it may not always be glamorous, it’s definitely rewarding!

If you’d like to become one of us, err, a volunteer at Second Chance Cats click the button below.

Or if you have any questions please email volunteer@sccatswm.org

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