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Cattery Cat Shelter Charity Profile
The Cattery offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in providing a no-kill, cage-free haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats. From there, we seek permanent, loving homes for these animals. In addition, our organization promotes public awareness regarding the value of animals and their welfare, the dangers of pet overpopulation, and the benefit of quality human-animal companionship. The Cattery began in early 2007 as a dream discussed over dinner. Several exhausting months later, the dream blossomed into reality. We had an amazing first year, with over 100 adoptions and a lot of support from the community in the form of volunteers (over 100!), donations, print and media coverage, boutique sales, a full boarding area, and successful fundraisers.
However at the end of 2008, we realized that it was unrealistic in this economy to continue paying the rent we were being charged for our location. Supporters wanted to buy us a building but unfortunately we did not find one in time for a seamless transition. The kitties were kept safe in a building on a supporters land outside of the city limits and were taken to Petsmart Saturday - Wednesday for adoption, while looking for a new suitable home for our feline friends. While it seemed like a bad start to the year, the number of adoptions doubled and we ended 2009 with 231 adoptions! We found a new home for the kitties in April and by August the kitties were all moved in and settled into their new shelter.
Things continue to go well with donations up and the building of new quarantine and isolation buildings. We are able to continue our work for the cats and kittens of Corpus Christi because of generous sponsors and supporters!
The Cattery offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in providing a no-kill, cage-free haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats. From there, we seek permanent, loving homes for these animals. In addition, our organization promotes public awareness regarding the value of animals and their welfare, the dangers of pet overpopulation, and the benefit of quality human-animal companionship.
Cattery Cat Shelter Volunteer Information
The Cattery will be offering a wide range of volunteer opportunities! Do you love cats, but youíre allergic? Volunteer in our gift shop! Do you want to volunteer, but donít have time to come to the shelter? Help us add pictures of new cats to our website from home! The possibilities are endless!
Hours available for volunteering at the shelter are as follows: Monday and Tuesday, 9-12pm Wednesday and Thursday, 9-12pm and 3-5pm and Friday - Sunday 9am-5pm Adult volunteers can work any amount of time during these hours. Youth Volunteers are limited to 3 hours per day.
We are also at Petsmart 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday and need volunteers there as well.
Our shelter has limited staff and the amount of work that needs to be done to keep the shelter running exceeds the amount of employees that we have! Especially since we do adoptions at two locations! We rely heavily on our volunteers and ask for only serious commitments, therefore we ask for a minimum of 6 hours of your time each month. It might be hard work, but your reward is helping homeless kitties find new homes! During your volunteer shift at the shelter 1/2 your time will be spent working (cleaning or other shelter things that need to be done) and the other 1/2 will be spent playing with kitties!