Humane Society needs cat people

Published 10:24 am Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Humane Society of Freeborn County is currently facing a shortage, and it’s something very critical to our existence. If it is not found soon it will have a great impact on how we shelter.

What could possibly be so critical to a shelter that it would have such a great impact? Volunteers. Kind, caring, compassionate, hard-working, dedicated volunteers.

The answer is just that simple, so what kind of people do we need?

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The answer is cat people. Due to the fact that cats are prolific breeders and not all cat people seem to understand the importance of spaying and neutering, the shelter always has a large selection of wonderful cats and yes sometimes kittens. The down side to this is that the shelter currently has a very limited number of cat volunteers, so in order to continue to take in cats and properly care for them we need your help.

We need three volunteers per day, for a few hours in the morning to come down and clean cages, scoop litterboxes, give food and water, and most importantly interact with our cats. I know what you’re thinking — yuck! Who wants to clean cages and litterboxes? No, it’s not a glamorous job, it’s hard work at times, but the rewards! The rewards of purrs, cats climbing on your lap, affectionate headbutts, sweet little faces looking up at you, and going home at the end of your shift knowing you have played an important part in a shelter cats life.

Schedules are flexible, and complete training will be provided. For more information on how you can help the shelter cats please call 377-8501 during our normal business hours. This is very important, we need your help. Make a difference in a shelter cats life, you won’t regret it.


Dee Amberg
vice president
Humane Society of Freeborn County

Albert Lea