As a volunteer with the Regina Cat Rescue (RCR) Feral Feeding Program, you will be a caregiver to Regina’s feral and stray cat population.
Feral cats, also called community cats, are the offspring of unsterilized lost or abandoned stray cats. They are un-social, fearful of humans, and find it difficult to adapt to living as pets as they prefer their independence and freedom. Hissing and growling are self-defense behaviours, which may change overtime as the animal begins to trust humans that provide food, water and care.
Stray cats are lost or abandoned cats who socialize to humans and retain their tame nature but live on the streets. Although tame, stray cats can regress to a feral state after living without human contact.
Benefits to Volunteering
- Help combat the cat overpopulation problem in the city
- Greatly improve a feral cat and colony’s health and quality of life
- Knowing that you're helping feral and abandoned cats with their daily survival
- Deliver food and water to approximately 10 colonies, once per week on an assigned day
- Monitor the health and well-being of cats in the colonies and report any sick, injured, pregnant or new cats to the Feral Team Officer
- Assist with spring/fall cleanup of feeding stations and shelters, and winter preparation
- Trap any unsterilized cats from the colonies (optional)
- Be able to commit 1 to 2 hours per week for regular feeding duties; flexible hours for volunteers willing to trap
- Confidentiality - Must maintain discretion regarding addresses and locations of feral feeding stations
- Commitment to RCR's mission
- Vehicle is mandatory
- Adhere to the injured cat and tame cat policies