Cats Protection (Shetland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037711

Cats Protection Shetland exists to assist in the rescue, care and rehoming of unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens, both domestic and feral, in Shetland. We also advise on matters of cat welfare, and aim to educate the public about issues surrounding cat care, such as the promotion of neutering. We are run entirely by volunteers.

Current opportunities

In this exciting role you will assist with organising and running fundraising events in your local area. You will have the opportunity to get your thinking cap on and share fundraising ideas in meetings with other volunteers and then put those ideas into action. As well as assisting with the running of events, we encourage you to share your passion for cat welfare and promote our work to the public at the event.

This key role ensures the needs of each cat being cared for are met appropriately, upholding minimum veterinary and cat care standards in accordance with Cats Protection's policies and procedures. You will provide temporary care and accomodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats in purpose built cat pens in your garden/outdoor space or in an adapted spare room in your home. The role will involve cleaning of the cat environment and equipment, feeding and grooming and socialising the cats; you will need to administer medication, such as flea and worm treatments. The role also requires you to communicate effectively with other volunteers, vets and potential owners.

Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles. Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum vetinary standards and minimum cat care standards. Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care and ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible. Promoting and supporting the development of care care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles.