RSPCA is looking for people to cuddle cats and rabbits

RSPCA is looking for people to cuddle cats and rabbits


Love animals? This could be the role for you.

RSPCA in Manchester is looking for cat cuddlers and rabbit socialisers to help out.

The charity is advertising the volunteer roles after taking in 31 cats and kittens, 49 rabbits, five mice and one hamster since it opened the Salford branch just two weeks ago.

Branch manager Susie Hughes told the Manchester Evening News: ‘As you can imagine we have had to hit the ground running with so many animals, which are desperately in need of our help.

‘We are looking for volunteers to help us care for the animals and have already filled the cat socialiser roles, as they are always the most popular, but who doesn’t want to sit and cuddle kittens all day?

‘We are also on the look out for people keen to help us with cleaning out the animals, spending time socialising the animals and end of day feeding 4pm to 6pm, which will suit people who have en early finish from work.’

Full training will be provided for the roles but obviously you need to be able to get to Salford for a weekly slot.

The RSPCA roles available

There’s six roles available with the charity:

1. Volunteer Rabbit/Small Animal Care Assistants

According to the job ad, you’ll be cleaning and feeding the rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furries.

Vacancies for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays with a start time of 9am.

2. Volunteer Rabbit Socialiser

‘Bunnies love company and many enjoy a good cheek rub or use you as a fun climbing frame delivering treats,’ the ad says.

Vacancies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays – 12pm until 5.30pm

3. Volunteer Cat Care Assistant

The charity says: ‘Help with the day to day running of the cattery by cleaning and feeding the moggies.’

Vacancies on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings – with a 9am start.

4. Volunteer Cat Cuddlers/Socialisers

They say: ‘Cat cuddler roles are very popular so do check if there are any left.

‘Sit and fuss feelines whilst they wait for their new homes.’

Vacancies on Monday and Wednesday afternoons – until 5.30pm.

5. Volunteer Weekend Reception Staff

Meet and greet potential adopters.

Volunteers cover a morning or afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays.

6. Volunteer Cat/Dog Home Visitors

Join the team of home visitors who head along to potential adopter’s homes to give advice to help re-home the animals from Salford/Prestwich and North and South Manchester.

If you’re nearby and keen to join, you can email  [email protected]

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