Please join us and become part of the solution. Together we can make a difference. Trap/Neuter/Return WORKS!
Operation Catnip is a strictly volunteer organization. We have no paid staff. Additional volunteers are needed to assist in many different aspects of the organization. If you can contribute your time in one of the following areas, your effort, no matter how big or small, will help us achieve the goal to reduce the overpopulation of abandoned and feral cats in our community.
Working in teams of two, colony cats are trapped on the property of their caregiver. No experience is necessary and all training will be provided.
If you are interested, please check out the job description: Trapper Feb 2016
Cats are transported from the property of the caregiver to one of our local veterinarians for surgery (generally between 8 and 9 a.m.).
Once the animal has had its surgery and has recovered from the anesthesia the cat is then transported back to the caregiver for post-operative care.
If you are interested, please check out the job description: Driver Feb 2016
Pre and Post-Operative Caregivers
Frequently it is necessary to hold a cat overnight prior to surgery. Following surgery the cat is held for 24 hours if it is male and 48 hours if it is female.
Some colony caregivers are unable to provide appropriate space for this care. A space that is safe, out of the weather and where the temperature remains in a moderate range is required.
At no time do volunteers handle the cats. Cats are kept in their traps at all times during pre and post-operative care. All training and supplies will be provided.