CARES Cat Shelter is the Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Shelter. They provide shelter for abandoned, stray, and unwanted cats in a caring and nurturing environment. Any animals that aren’t adopted live the rest of their natural lives at the shelter and are taken care of.
Volunteers are needed for:
- Shelter cleaning & Feeding cats
- Medical Volunteers
- Kitty Kissers
- Newsletters / Websites / Social Media
Become a Volunteer
- Being a volunteering can have a positive affect on the lives of many animals that are homeless. You’ll care for them and make sure they feel loved.
- CARES is seeking individuals who are able to commit 2 – 3 hours a week for at least 3 months.
- Shelter cleaning and feeding cats: Cleaning the shelter and feeding the cats happens every morning, every day. This opportunity is for any volunteers who can commit about 2-3 hours per week.
- Adoptions: Adoptions are at the Langley Petsmart Store. Volunteers will screen potential adoptive parents, matching the right cat to the right home.
- Medical Volunteers: 1.5 to 2 hours per week, committed to giving out evening medication, observation of cats, a bit of housekeeping, and closing shelter for the night.
- Fostering: Foster homes are needed for cats who need a break from the shelter, specials needs cats, and for mother cats and their kittens. Through socialization and love, the cats and kittens will be more adoptable.
- Kitty Kissers: They come in on a regular basis to Luv A Pet inside Petsmart, as well as to the shelter. 2 hours per week is required, and the tasks include grooming, spending time with the cats, and a bit of chores.
- Fundraising: Help is needed for regular fundraising events including the Walk-a-Thon, Pet Photos with Santa, Fun Bowling Night, weekly pub Meat Draws, Adopt-a-thon, etc.
- Newsletters / Website / Social media: Articles are needed for the website and newsletter. Volunteers can help take photographs of the cats and other events, as well as write articles.