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Get involved with the Cat Alliance! We are always in need of volunteers. Here are some ways you can help:

Feeders — Help feed the campus cats! Feeders usually feed at one station, one day per week, with food provided by CAT. This is an easy and fun way to get involved and is very popular with the students. We hold an informational meeting for new feeders at the beginning of each school year and the fall feeding schedule is made at this time.

Fundraiser Table Workers — We hold fundraisers on the Trinity campus twice a year, in October (t-shirts) and April (Fiesta medals). You can help by taking a turn at our table. The work is easy and doesn't require a big time commitment and it provides an opportunity to meet other members and supporters of the Cat Alliance.

Want to do more?

"Special Assignment" volunteers are called upon on an as-needed basis. Some jobs are hands-on with the cats while others are suited to those who'd like to help via their computer.

Schedule Makers — Set up fall, spring, summer, and holiday feeding schedules and schedules for table workers at our two fundraisers.

Trappers — Trap cats on the Trinity campus as needed. May also assist members of the community in trapping cats off campus.

Cat Checkers — Respond to calls about sick or injured cats by locating the cat and helping to detirmine whether a vet visit is warranted or if minor first aid treatment can be applied. May also monitor and give progress reports on a recuperating cat.

Transporters — Pick up a cat contained in a carrier and deliver the cat to the vet and/or return the cat to Trinity following medical treatment or surgery.

Medicators — Give medication in food, apply ointment, etc. when daily treatment is prescribed by the vet. We sometimes need to give medicine for 7 to 10 consecutive days.

Fosters and Bottle-Feeders — We'd like to have a pool of people available to foster cats and/or kittens to help with Trinity cats as well as cats and kittens in the community. Depending on the situation, we might need to house one or more cats or kittens for a period of one night up to several months (for instance, until kittens are of adoptable or neuterable age). Those with experience in bottle-feeding are also needed.

If you are interested in helping in any of the above ways, please e-mail Vee at vdubose@trinity.edu or call her at 210-999-8440.

Find out more about when and where volunteers are needed by joining the Cat Alliance listerv. Send an e-mail to vdubose@trinity.edu to request to be added to the list.