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Friends of Felines, a nonprofit, no-kill rescue group, which has proudly served the Calvert County community for 10 years, is looking for cat-loving volunteers. Our continued goal is to help reduce cat overpopulation by humane means and make a difference in the lives of stray and feral cats and kittens within our county.

Please consider volunteering for one or more of our special needs. High school children can earn hours toward their community service requirements with volunteering for Friends of Felines.

1) Foster home: Socialize and take care of cats/kittens that reside in your home while they wait for their forever, adoptive home. This is a fun and fulfilling way to do your part to help rescued felines. We cover the cost of veterinary care for all cats in our foster homes.

2) Sanctuary feeder: We manage a cat sanctuary in Prince Frederick. We feed the colony daily, get medical treatment for cats that appear to be sick/injured and monitor the colony for any newcomers who are then spayed/neutered/vetted. We need volunteer caregivers to help manage this colony and make sure they are fed every day. Each volunteer will feed on a specific day of the week.

3) Trap-Neuter-Release: As a volunteer, you may respond to requests for trapping feral or free-roaming cats or assist an experienced TNR volunteer doing the same. Duties include counseling the public, trap pickup and delivery, assessing trap sites, setting traps and arranging for monitoring, retrieving trapped cats and cleaning traps.

4) Sanctuary cleanup: Several times a year, our volunteers help clean up the cat sanctuary, build snuggle boxes, make minor repairs to the existing shelters, etc.

5) Fundraiser: We need energetic individuals with creative ideas for fundraisers and implementation.

For more detailed information, monetary donations or donations of cat food, litter and cat supplies/toys, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Hall at 410-495-7839 or Debbie Williams at 410-535-9025. Saving one cat does not change the world, but changes the world for that one cat.

Deborah Williams, Prince Frederick