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Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue

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Katharine Jones
Vice-Chair
Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue

P.O Box 34047

Strandherd RO
Nepean, ON
Canada K2J 5B1

TEL: 613-795-2287

E-mail: rescue@oscatr.ca

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Animals

We are a non-profit charitable organization who helps in taking stray cats off the streets of Ottawa and surrounding area, and providing them with medical care and spaying and neutering. We provide TNR (trap-neuter-return) services to community cats (these are feral non-social cats) and help to look after community cat colonies.

Our volunteers do everything from behind the scenes coordination of the organization, fundraising, fostering cats, driving and even outside work such as trapping and feeding.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is searching for a Store Coordinator. Opportunity to build relationships with the variety of pet stores in the Ottawa and surrounding area. We rely on these stores for food donations, particularly for our community cats as we will collect opened or recently expired food for them, as well as food donations for foster cats and donation of cat trees, litter, toys, beds, etc. Stores like Pet Valu also offer opportunity throughout the year where they will raise funds for specific rescues.

The store coordinator is expected to maintain positive relationships with stores by keeping in contact by person, phone or email as well as organizing events at these stores which showcase our adoptable cats and inform people who stop by our table about the rescue. Store locations are across the Ottawa area.

For more information about the rescue, please visit www.helpcats.ca.
Location: various locations across Ottawa
Deadline: May 12, 2019
Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is looking for volunteers to help with weekend store adoption events, baking, driving, and overall fundraising initiatives! If you love cats and want to get involved, please https://www.oscatr.ca/volunteer to fill out a volunteer application.

OSCatR helps get cats off the streets and into homes. We also run a TNR program for feral cats. For more information about OSCatR, please visit helpcats.ca.
Location: Various locations across Ottawa area
Deadline: May 10, 2019
Are you retired or working from home? Kitten season is approaching quickly and Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) is looking for full-time fosters for our neonate kittens. The commitment is about 5-6 weeks and fosters would need to be available to feed and care for kittens throughout the day. Previous experience is not needed, as training will be provided. Kitten food and formula will be provided by OSCatR.

For more info on the rescue and fostering, please visit https://www.oscatr.ca/foster and/or email rescue@oscatr.ca with any questions.
Location: Your own home!
Deadline: May 10, 2019
What you need: A loving home, lots of patience, and commitment to animals!
Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) will cover approved medical costs at our veterinary partners and fosters will cover cost of food (except veterinary food), litter, toys, etc. (except when donations allow us to provide these).

For more info and to apply, please go to https://www.oscatr.ca/foster.

Two types of fosters: Adoption (socializing/providing an enriching environment to cats who will be adopted out, allowing potential adopters to visit cats in your home) and TNR (providing a safe space for community cats to recover from neuter/spay before returning to their colonies).
Location: Your own home!
Deadline: May 10, 2019
Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is currently in search of drivers (particularly in Orleans, downtown, Manotick, Centretown) who would be able to collect alcohol empties from various locations as a fundraiser for the rescue. The bottles would either need to be cashed in at a recycling centre (then you would send the money to the rescue) or dropped off in Riverside South, Kanata, or Barrhaven. The money fundraised is used for veterinary bills, feed, crates, litter boxes, and the many other things that go into keeping our cats healthy and happy!

What you need: a license and car or truck with space for bottles.

To sign up, please email rescue@oscatr.ca.

For more info about OSCatR, please visit helpcats.ca.
Location: various - especially Riverside South, Centretown, downtown Ottawa, and Orleans
Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is looking for a Donor Relations Coordinator in order to maintain relationships with our current donors and build relationships with new ones. The Donor Relations Coordinator would manage a list of businesses who have been asked for donations/have donated before, and would request donations for the rescue. Responsibilities would also include the following: letter writing, coming up with new ideas/businesses to contact, and assisting our Fundraising Coordinator with events and planning.

To apply, please email rescue@oscatr.ca with a summary of your experience.

To learn more about OSCatR, please visit helpcats.ca.
Location: various
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Are you well-versed in Shopify (or willing/able to learn)? Do you love cats? Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is looking for a Shopify Coordinator! The candidate would need to be able to set up our Shopify account and use it to post items that could raise money for the rescue. Marketing and/or fundraising experience an asset.

To apply, please email rescue@oscatr.ca with a summary of your experience.

To learn more about OSCatR, please visit helpcats.ca.
Location: various
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019