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How to Help
There are so many ways you can help us here at Cats at the Studios. Besides donating money or supplies, we would be very grateful if you can donate your time.
Volunteer or Foster
We are a small cat rescue and adoption organization dedicated to reducing overpopulation, abuse and neglect of cats and kittens. We have no office, no shelter, and no paid staff; we are a 100% non-profit. But with community support and our dedicated volunteers we are able to accomplish hundreds of miracles a year. Cats at the Studios, Inc. is run entirely by caring people with busy lives who volunteer their time and resources to help save the lives of these animals.
Become A Volunteer
Have a little extra time and like to spend a few hours cuddling kitties? Want to help us at our adoption week-ends while having a good time with a group of people? We do not require you to spend more than two hours at a time, unless you want to, and you don't have to come every week-end. Our needs may differ from week to week. Sometimes we need an extra pair of hands to help with small clean-up duties. Occasionally we might need you to hold a shy kitten for a couple of hours during an adoption event to help socialize it. You can also help us interact with the general public and assist with adoption applications and answering general questions.
Occasionally, we need assistance with transporting cats to adoption locations or bailing them out from the shelter.
Become A Foster Parent
To complete a FOSTER PARENT/VOLUNTEER APPLICATION click here.
Want to shower an animal with love, but can't possibly keep another one? Because we don't have a permanent facility, we need loving homes to take care of and love our little/big ones until they find a permanent forever home. These homes are an integral part of our program and, without them we would not be able to rescue as many cats. Fostering sometimes means taming a semi-feral kitten or two (kittens that are not socialized) so they may have an opportunity to be adopted. We also need foster homes for bottle babies. Cats, Inc. provides the funds for all pre-approved veterinary care the cat or kitten might need. You pay for supplies such as food and litter. When the time is right, you will agree to regularly bring your fostered kitty to adoption events after the kitten has been spayed or neutered.
Many potential fosters worry about being able to let their 'babies' go. Adoption day can be difficult, but comfort can be taken by knowing he or she now has a place to call home, and the simple fact that if this kitty does not go to a new home, another one cannot be saved. The emotional reward is part of what makes all the effort worthwhile!
To complete a FOSTER PARENT APPLICATION click here.
Become a Community Foster Parent
COMMUNITY FOSTER PARENT APPLICATION: click here.
Thank you for contacting CATS AT THE STUDIOS, INC. ("CATS, INC.") regarding our Community Foster program. Community Fosters, like our regular Fosters, are required to have their foster cats spayed or neutered, tested for FeLV/FIV (Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids), vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas, and trim their nails before scheduling them for adoption events. We may be able to provide vaccinations, worming medication and flea-treatment at reduced rate. We may also be able to refer you to reduced-rate rescue vets for spay/neuter and testing for FeLV/FIV at your own expense.
Petfinder Listing. Photos are very important part to assist your cat find a forever home so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can select up to three of your favorites for each online biography. Using natural sunlight in the background will greatly enhance your kitty's photos. Your kitty's biography should include the cat's name, sex, approximate date of birth, breed(s), length of fur and brief description of your cat's personality and background. Identify special needs, if any. Include litter mates names, sex and breed to encourage the applicant to adopt two cats from the same litter. If you do not have a digital camera, we may be able to find someone to assist you.
Adoption Events. Adoption events are held each weekend at Petco. Check our website for locations, days and hours. You will receive a cage reservation email each week and you can request cage space to show your cat. If you book cage space and are unable to attend adoptions, please notify us immediately so your cage may be used by another person.
Medical Records. You should bring copies of all medical records to each adoption event you attend. Your cat must be healthy (no sneezing or respiratory disease, ringworm, diarrhea, worms, parasites, fleas, etc.), spayed or neutered, vaccinated, nails clipped and presentable. Medical records should include dates of vaccinations, type (label on vaccine vial), proof of FeLV/FIV testing and result (negative or positive), spay or neuter certificate from vet's office and any other medical chart notes documenting pre-existing medical conditions and/or treatment. Please contact a member of the Cats, Inc. Board of Directors immediately if your cat or kitten tests positive for FeLV/FIV so we can make special arrangements.
Placement. We adopt only to homes that will keep the cats indoors and will not declaw them. We also will not adopt pets out as gifts, and have guidelines against adopting young kittens out to homes with no other pets or to homes with very young children. We have an Adoption Application and carefully screen and review each potential adopter. CATS, INC. determines the amount of the adoption fee for each cat and retains all adoption fees. The Adoption Contract covers necessary medical care for an additional 14 days after an adoption has been completed (terms and conditions apply). Adoption fees help offset potential expense and pay the way forward to help other rescue cats and kittens in need.
To complete a COMMUNITY FOSTER PARENT APPLICATION click here
Help Us Raise Funds
If you can spare any time to promote the no cost Ralphs Community Contribution program or know of similar fundraising ideas, we would gladly welcome your contribution. We need people to help with fundraisers and ideas at all times. This is a very important volunteer position since our existence depends entirely on charitable donations within the community. Any ideas, internet talents, experience with Facebook and social media or connections are always in dire need.
PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS
EMAIL: CHERI FRIEDMAN EclectionsC@aol.com
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