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The RSPCA is looking for kind-hearted Mancunians to help care for their cats and rabbits in Greater Manchester.

If you dream of cuddling and caring for vulnerable animals while they wait for their forever homes, this could be the opportunity for you as several volunteer roles have become available at the Manchester and Salford branches of the RSPCA.

In 2021, teams had a total of 624 animals admitted into their care and saw 503 of those animals rehomed – 259 cats, 117 rabbits and 127 “puppies”.

However, the Eccles Road-based RSPCA center is required to raise all of its own funds to operate, so it is heavily dependent on the help of volunteers to keep things running smoothly.

RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch / Facebook

Volunteers are tasked with tasks such as cleaning the enclosures and spending quality time with the rescued animals to socialize them before they are adopted.

And now the branch has posted an advertisement for these positions, which reads: “Join our wonderful team of volunteers at our small animal center in Salford.

“We are looking for people who can commit to a weekly slot (a few roles are available fortnightly) for at least the next three months, and that’s because a lot of time is needed to train volunteers and the temporary placements are therefore not manageable for us.”

For insurance reasons, the RSPCA Manchester & Salford advises that it is looking for volunteers over the age of eighteen and specifies that any applicant who has cats, dogs, rabbits or ferrets in their home must be at day of his vaccinations.

RSPCA Manchester and Salford Branch / Facebook

The proposed roles are:

  • Cleaning of the cattery: start from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, weekly or fortnightly.
  • Small Animal Room Cleaning: Begin between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • Cat Socialising: Anytime 1-4pm Monday-Friday.
  • Rabbit Socialization: Anytime, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week.

If you think you’re ready to join the RSPCA Manchester & Salford volunteer team and have lots of hugs to give, you can email [email protected] for more details. information.

Visit the RSPCA website for more information.

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