Euclid Beach Cat Project
PO Box 200611
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
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How can I volunteer?
Do you love cats and have a few spare hours every week? Consider being a cage cleaner and socializer! Duties include: scooping litter boxes, assessing the cleanliness of the cage and linens, cleaning and refilling water bowls, cleaning and refilling food bowls and most importantly, playing and socializing with the cats! Cat socializers can volunteer at Petco Steelyard Commons, and future Pet Supplies Plus Twinsburg (coming Jan/Feb 2021). If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cats at EBCP often have to be transported from location to location. Whether it be to an adoption event, a pet store adoption center, vet appointments, or to a foster’s home, without transporters, they couldn’t get there! If you love cats and are willing to transport them when needed, please email email@example.com for more information.
If you are willing to open up your home to cats waiting for their forever homes, consider being a foster! Responsibilities include: feeding, administering medication if applicable, cleaning litter boxes, socializing and generally looking after their wellbeing. You must be able to dedicate time to making sure the cats are healthy and happy and ready to be adopted when the time comes. If this sounds like something that interests you or if you have more questions regarding the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a very important process that helps reduce the feral cat population in a safe and humane way. After cats are determined to be feral, the TNR process begins, and there are many ways you can help with this process. First, feral cats must be humanely trapped. Then, cats must be transported to a safe place before surgery, and then again to a location to be spayed or neutered and treated for any medical issues. After their surgery and treatment, cats need a safe, warm space for recovery. Finally, cats are returned to their original location if it is determined to be safe. EBCP always needs more people on their TNR team, and training can be provided on this process. For more information, email email@example.com.
Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Rizzo
Amy Rizzo started volunteering for us two and a half years ago when she saw a social media post looking for cage socializer volunteered at the former Brecksville Pet Valu. She thought it would be a great experience for her family, and so she started to volunteer once a week and would pop in other times as needed. She and her family became fosters when during her weekly shift at Pet Valu. During her shift she noticed a kitten licking her incision near store closing time. She decided to foster her so she could keep a close eye on her. Amy continues to foster when she is able. Her family even adopted their own kitten named Pearl!
Amy has loved the experience of watching cats blossom from being scared and unsure, to wanting love and attention, and then to being adopted! She recently fostered 5 older kittens who were so scared and unsure when they came to her, but she could tell they really wanted love. They slowly opened up one by one and soon after were adopted, except for one kitten named Scooter, who was still so nervous. She was patient, though, and one day when she went to feed him, he ran right up to her! He was adopted shortly after that, and his mom sends Amy updates all the time. He is doing great!
Amy says that sometimes volunteering while also dealing with her two teenagers’ busy schedules doesn’t seem possible, but she does it because she knows that without volunteers, these cats would remain outside in dangerous situations. EBCP is lucky to have a volunteer like Amy, and we thank her and her family for dedicating the time to get these cats ready for their forever homes!