Community Cats Volunteers

Interested in making a positive impact in the lives of cats? Through our Community Cats program, volunteers make an enormous difference in helping to address the cat overpopulation problem in the Pueblo community. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking for lots of flexibility in their volunteer schedule. This is a separate opportunity than becoming a Colony Manager.

What the Community Cats Receive

  • Spay/Neuter, with ear-tip for identification
  • Rabies & FVRCP vaccinations
  • Transport back to their colony/neighborhood

The Volunteer's Role

Volunteers will assist with transporting cats to and from Pueblo Animal Services (PAS) and releasing them at designated sites. They may also assist with trapping community cats for scheduled spay/neuter appointments, and with monthly census mailings or checking on the status of colonies.

What are the requirements to become a community cats volunteer?

  • Must attend a Community Cats Info Night
  • Must complete on-the-job training with staff
  • Must have a current driver’s license
  • Must be able to safely lift 25 pounds
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to use their own vehicle for transporting or at least 23 years of age to use a PAS vehicle
  • Must be comfortable working safely around feral/unsocial cats, including never interacting directly with cats that have been trapped
  • Must be able to communicate well with others and be able to work independently out in the field 
  • Patience! Must be able to sit quietly for extended periods of time, then respond quickly when a cat is trapped – much like fishing!

 

*PAS does not accept volunteers with a criminal record in relation to (1) any felony, (2) sexual or violent crimes, (3) theft-related crimes or (4) animal neglect or cruelty within the last 7 years. PAS requires all persons applying to volunteer to state any past criminal record and reserves the right to conduct a background check on any volunteer.

Volunteer for the Community Cats Program Today!