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Job description

We are looking for cat-loving volunteers to play a vital role in helping us improve the wellbeing of the cats in our care whilst they wait to be rehomed. Can you help them by providing a calm and caring home whilst we find their purrfect forever home

The Cheshire Altrincham Branch covers a large area of Cheshire and we work closely with the Inspectors to provide direct animal welfare services in our area.

The main activity of our branch is to rehome cats, dogs and other animals. We rely on fosterers to look after and care for our animals until we can find them their forever homes.

As a cat fosterer, you would be supporting the RSPCA in providing our cats with the safety of your home whilst tending to their welfare needs such as feeding and grooming. In addition to this, by providing a temporary loving environment, you will play a crucial role in a cat’s wellbeing and socialisation, which will significantly improve their chances of successful rehoming.

 Once everything is in place, the animal centre will guide you through the fostering process and ensure that you have all the necessary equipment, food, and veterinary care for your fostered cat. The RSPCA is also happy to reimburse any other pre-agreed expenses that you may incur through volunteering for us.

Whilst our cats are in your foster care, you will:

  • Provide them with care, suitable housing, and a safe environment as per our policies and guidelines.
  • Feed, water, and groom them in line with our advice.
  • Transport them to any veterinary appointments if required.
  • Provide them with your time and patience.
  • Help us spread the word about the cats in your care so they might find their forever home quicker.
  • Playing and cuddles are also a must! 

 What we are looking for in a volunteer Cat Fosterer:

  • Volunteers aged 18 or over who have had plenty of experience caring for cats.

  • Fostering experience is beneficial but not essential as training is provided.

  • For their wellbeing, our cats need to be kept in a separate room, so the whole family should be on board.

  • Any existing pets or animals need to have been spayed/neutered (some medical reasons may mean they can’t be, so please let us know if this is the case).

  • Volunteers need to be based in the following areas:  Altrincham, Sale, Knutsford, Northwich, Hale, Timperley

What we can offer you as a volunteer Cat Fosterer:

  • You will be making a massive difference to the welfare of the cats in your care.

  • Join our lovely team of friendly cat fosterers and receive support from the branch manager as well as other fosterers in the team.

  • Meet new people and make new friends.

  • Learning new skills through our comprehensive induction and fostering training programme.

  • Enhance your CV by adding your volunteering experience and newly acquired skills.

It is worth mentioning that our cats do have different needs as whilst some are ready for rehoming others may require rehabilitation or ongoing medication. Therefore, we also aim to understand your situation and circumstances to ensure that we match you with your perfect foster cat.

If this sounds like the purrfect role for you please apply now 

Our voluntary roles are subject to an informal interview and trial period. We will ask you to provide contact details for two referees, and dependent on the position, you may need to sign an agreement and undergo specific training before starting the role.

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RSPCA View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 14 April 2024
Closing date: 13 July 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: RSPCA Cheshire (Altrincham) Branch
Tags: Volunteer Management

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