Jun 8 2015

Calling All Cat Lovers!

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Who would not love to start their day with kittens, upon kittens, upon kittens? We are looking for a special group of volunteers to help us with this crucial shelter role. Keeping the shelter clean and our animals healthy is a big responsibility. Support is needed each day of the week from 8- 11am. We know it is early in the morning, but you will have other smiling and happy faces to work with while you are here. Do you know anyone else who loves cats? Volunteering with cats and friends is doubly rewarding.

Here are the details about what you would be doing. Keep in mind this is a short term commitment and your care will help these felines in their journey to finding a forever home!

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Volunteers will be asked to commit to a once a weekly schedule. All days of the week are available, even weekends. Shifts are 8am – 11am. Anyone interested in volunteering, but not interested in this specific opportunity, should sign up for our general program at waysidewaifs.org

To get started helping our kitties, sign up for one of these classes be emailing AnnMarie Thomas, athomas@waysidewaifs.org. Please note in your email which shift you are interested in filling or if you are interested in volunteering for more than one day.

*These classes are ONLY for the Feline Comfort Support volunteer position.

June 13th 8am – 11am

OR

June 15th 8am – 11am

Feline Comfort Support Volunteers support the Feline Care Techs (FCT) with a variety of tasks. These include cleaning and sanitizing kennels, picking up and distributing blankets/toys, and providing food and water. Volunteers will be provided with general volunteer training and one on one mentoring to ensure success in this position!

Purpose:

  • This is a partnership of volunteers and staff working to provide the best quality of life for the cats at Wayside.
  • Support feline socialization and the importance of touch.
  • Decrease shelter stress and the spread of disease.
  • Apply consistent deep cleaning techniques for kennels once they are vacated.
  • Provide cats with basic necessities, clean surroundings, and toys for mental stimulation.
  • Overall – Increase the adoptability, health, and welfare of cats at Wayside Waifs.

Have questions? Contact AnnMarie Thomas, athomas@waysidewaifs.org.

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Jul 14 2010

Feline Frenzy in Full Swing

Hundreds of cats and kittens are looking for their forever home!

Hundreds of cats and kittens are looking for their forever home!

We’re midway through our Feline Frenzy at Wayside Waifs and so far it’s been purr-fect!  So far over 222 kitties have found their furever homes since June 1st, but more than 150 cats and kittens are still available for adoption.  

There is still plenty of time to take advantage of our incredible Feline Frenzy adoption specials.  If you decide to adopt a cat over 5 months old we will waive the $75 adoption fee.  And if you prefer a kitten, we’ve reduced the adoption fee to just $60, and you can adopt a second kitten for FREE.  It doesn’t get any better than this!  This amazing adoption special is good through the end of August.  Meowza! 

More than 4 million homeless cats end up in shelters every year in the United States.  By adopting a feline friend from Wayside Waifs, you will be saving a life.  How cool is that? 

Need more reasons to adopt a kitty?  Consider these benefits of opening your home to a kitty:

 -Cats are great for people who live in apartments and smaller homes… they don’t need a lot of space. 

-They are very clean creatures and even bathe themselves. 

-They also don’t need to be housebroken, using the litter box is second nature to them! 

-They are low-maintenance and independent too!  They don’t require daily walks, just about 15 minutes of daily playtime with you!  

-Cats will also help keep you healthy!  They can actually reduce your blood pressure and prevent hearth disease.  

Have you adopted a kitty from Wayside Waifs?  Share you story and inspire others to adopt! 

Written by Ashlee Parker
Communications Relations Manager at Wayside Waifs


Jun 3 2010

Summer Brings Feline Fridays to Wayside Waifs


Summer is here and that means it’s “kitten season” at Wayside Waifs.  Each June and July, Wayside Waifs is inundated with kittens… hundreds of them.  Right now, there are more than 100 cats at Wayside Waifs awaiting adoption, and more than 150 in foster care and waiting to come into the shelter.

To help all of these kitties find forever loving homes, Wayside Waifs is bringing back Feline Fridays.  Every Friday in June and July, Wayside Waifs is offering cat adoption specials.  You can adopt a kitten for $60!  The adoption fee for cats over five months old is just $15.  And the really cool part- if you adopt a second kitty, Wayside will waive the adoption fee!  Cats thrive in pairs, so this is a great deal for you and them!   

If you are thinking about adopting a kitty, we encourage you to bring your entire family to Wayside Waifs to meet all potential feline family members.  We know those cute adorable little kittens are tough to resist, but often adult cats are best for families with small children.  Experienced Wayside adoption counselors and our wonderful volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the entire adoption process, and help you find the purr-fect kitty for your family. 

Remember, being in the shelter can be pretty stressful on these sweet kitties.  Their true personalities will really start to emerge after you take the home.  It may take a few weeks for them to really get adjusted to their lives in their forever homes, so they will need your love and patience!

More than 4 million homeless cats end up in shelters every year in the United States.  By adopting a feline friend from Wayside Waifs, you will be saving a life.  How cool is that?

Need more reasons to adopt a kitty?  Consider these benefits of opening your home to a kitty:

-Cats are great for people who live in apartments and smaller homes… they don’t need a lot of space. 

-They are very clean creatures and even bathe themselves! 

-They also don’t need to be housebroken, using the litter box is second nature to them! 

-They are low-maintenance and independent too!  They don’t require daily walks, just about 15 minutes of daily playtime with you!  

-Cats will also help keep you healthy!  They can actually reduce your blood pressure and prevent hearth disease! 

Have you adopted a kitty from Wayside Waifs?  Share you story and inspire others to adopt!
Written by Ashlee Parker
Communications Manager at Wayside Waifs


Jul 31 2009

Love Will Keep Us Together

Captain and Tenille here- two kitties who are looking for a forever loving.  We thought we would just write a little blog entry while we watching people come and go in the cat adoption area.  You see, its Feline Friday and that means special adtoptions prices.  Tenille and I are brother and sister and nine years old.   If you adopt us today, the adoption fee would only be $15, its part of the Feline Friday promotion.  There are quite a few people walking around, and we hope to catch someone’s eye today so we can be in our new home by the weekend.   Well we need to sign off and bathe so we look our best!  Hope to see you! 


Jul 24 2009

MEOWZA! Its Feline Friday

Bobby Flay enjoys a good stretch

Bobby Flay enjoys a good stretch

Today I learned that we have added more kittens to the cat adoption area.  Not only are they fluffy and cute, but very active!  Its great fun to watch them roll around and play with their toys, and anything else they can find.  Take Bobby Flay, yes this is his real name, he is quite the lover and loves to play.  Who could resist such a sweet face!
For those of you not familiar with Feline Friday, today only, you can adopt any kitten for only $60 and an adult cat for only $15.  If you find two adult cats, because cats really do best in pairs, you can adopt the second adult at no charge.  All of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, have all of their vaccinations and go home with a five pound bag of food. 
We’re open until 8:00 pm and hope to see you!


Jul 17 2009

Feline Friday!

It is going to be a gorgeous day!  In fact, a perfect day to come to Wayside Waifs and adopt a cat or two! 

Feline Friday is a promotion we run during June and July.  Cats breed when its hot and that is when our shelter becomes packed with cats and kittens.  We have over 300 cats and kittens in our care right now, looking for that purr-fect home.  Wayside Waifs opens today at 2:00, so come out and check out all of the beautiful cats and kittens in our cat house. 

You can adopt a kitten for only $60 and a adult cat, any cat over 5months of age, for only $15!  If you want to adopt a second adult cat, there is no charge.  HOLY MEOW!  I know it seems we are crazy about cats.  We’re not crazy, but our adult cats are competing for your attention with all of the kittens running around. 

Each cat and kitten has been spayed or neutered, has all their shots and comes with a five pound bag of food.  We also have a great selection of pet supplies (collars,  litter boxes, toys) for sale, at a better deal than what you would find at most stores.  More importantly, each adoption helps us to continue our work of saving more animals.

We hope to see you today at Wayside Waifs!


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