Cat Cuddling & More

About Cat Cuddling

We always need more people who want to cuddle cats. The shelter can accommodate so many animals that the staff members just don't have enough time to make sure that every animal gets attention every day. Human interaction helps the animals release pent up energy and reduces stress, making them happier and more adoptable. Playing with the cats really does help them get adopted!

Sign Up for Cat Classes

View the calendar of classes.

  1. Beginner Cat Handling Class: To sign up, log on to Volgistics and click the My Schedule tab to view the calendar. Click on a Help Wanted sign to view the available classes. Bring a $15 fee (includes t-shirt and badge). This class teaches new volunteers the basics of handling cats at the shelter.
  2. Cat Handling Evaluation: To sign up, log on to Volgistics and click the My Schedule tab to view the calendar. Click on a Help Wanted sign to view the available classes. This class will only be available after you attend the Beginner Cat Handling Class. This class assesses each volunteer's ability to handle cats safely and remember the rules. Volunteers who pass this class are allowed to handle cats independently.
  3. Cat Volunteer Adoption Assistant (VAA) Session: Would you like to show cats to potential adopters at the shelter? Once you have 30 hours and three months of cat socializing experience -- meaning you have been a cat volunteer for at least three months and have logged 30 hours of cat socializing volunteer service -- contact volunteer Katrina K. if you're interested in becoming a cat VAA.
  4. Tees to Toys: This monthly class is open to all volunteers and their family members -- there are no age limits. You will learn how to make simple dog and cat toys from old t-shirts. To sign up, log on to Volgistics and click the My Schedule tab to view the calendar. Click on a Help Wanted sign to view the available classes.
  5. Please read our Special Needs Volunteering guidelines if you think it may apply to your volunteering experience.