Our Cats Need You

marvin_feb_10_2014 (11)Our Cats Need You!

PetsConnect is fortunate to be able to participate in a rotation schedule which allows the cats and kittens in our foster care program to have ‘show time’ at the cat adoption center not just the PetSmart store in South Bend but the PetSmart store in Mishawaka too.  The time our cats spend in the cat adoption centers allows them to have exposure to potential adopters increasing the number of felines we adopt out which in turns increases the number of cats we can pull from our local animal shelters!
So, you can see, this is a great way to save the lives of cats!

But we need a few more volunteers to help us keep the cages tidy during their stay at both cat adoption centers.   What this means is that while our cats are strutting their stuff, they need humans to come in and give them a hand.  The cats will tell you they need humans to play, and hold and pet and brush them but what they really need is for us to make sure their food and water dishes are full, their litter boxes are scooped and as needed, their cages tidied up!  Of course, when a volunteer has time to play that is always appreciated but not necessary since the cats are in foster homes and get lots of attention.

If you can help, please let me know!  We would love to have you aboard.
For students who need volunteer hours, this may be a good way to earn a few!

For the South Bend store, we ask you clean after 3pm.  This store can take from 10 minutes to 20 minutes to clean
For the Mishawaka store, we ask you to clean any time the day you are signed up to clean.  This store can take from 20 minutes to an hour depending on how messy the cats have been.  The cages in this store are smaller and there are more of them making the task a bit longer to complete.

To volunteer, simply let me know which day(s) you can clean and at which store.  Then you go in when it’s convenient to you and clean on your assigned day.

Here is when our cats are scheduled to be in each store through July.

Mar 31-Apr 6     Cats, Mishawaka PetSmart
May 26-Jun 1    Cats, Mishawaka, PetSmart
Jun 23-29          Cats, Mishawaka, PetSmart
July 21-27         Cats, Mishawaka, PetSmart

Apr 14-27          Cats, South Bend, PetSmart
May 26-Jun 8    Cats, South Bend, PetSmart
Jul 7 – 20          Cats, South Bend, PetSmart

Email us for how you can help: petsconnect@petsconnect.org



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