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Cat Adoption Center
The PetSmart Cat Adoption Center, at Marple Crossroads in Springfield, PA is staffed entirely by ACDC volunteers. PetSmart provides the space with 9 cages to showcase the cats available for adoption. The cats, potential adopters and the staff can interact in a more intimate environment when using the adoption center meeting room.
This comfortable environment helps facilitate adoptions to those who may not have considered a shelter animal, while raising community awareness of the homeless pets in the Philadelphia region as well as the compassion, appreciation, respect and responsibility of lifetime pet ownership. It is a great way to expedite a new happy beginning for a homeless pet and to raise in kind donations to assist in continuing our mission.
What to Expect
Volunteers help keep the cats happy at the Springfield PetSmart Adoption center by providing food, water, clean cages, scooping litter boxes as well as offering enrichment activities by playing, petting and exercising the cats. In addition, volunteers assist the public when they have questions or want to visit with an adoptable cat.
As a volunteer at the Adoption Center, we require a 3 hour (one shift) a week commitment for at least six months. Since the adoption center is fully staffed by volunteers 365 days a year, it is imperative that the volunteers are reliable and on time – the cats are dependent upon us for their care.
If the volunteer hours are to be used towards community service projects, we need to know in advance and will sign off on the hours after the 6 month commitment is completed.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old; volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times.
ACDC respresentatives must maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance at all times and conduct themselves in a courteous manner.
All volunteers are required to attend a one hour orientation before being scheduled for a shift. The orientation includes a tour of the adoption center, responsibilities and duties while working a shift and managing the adoption center schedules.
Adoption Center Shifts
Monday through Friday: 8am-11am, 6pm-9pm
Saturday: 8am-11am, 11am-2pm & 2pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm
Sunday: 9am-12pm, 12pm -3pm, 3pm -6pm
Various shifts can be scheduled between 11am and 6 pm Monday-Friday.
Sound interesting? Sign up below!
Contact Lisa at Lisa@acdc.ws