Cat Adoption Team

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Tues-Fri 12 - 7 pm
Sat-Sun 12 - 6 pm
Closed Monday
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Mandated community service

If you wish to volunteer at CAT to fulfill court mandated community service, you may do so through your probation officer. CAT receives referrals directly from the county office or from individuals who must perform community service. If you are not referred directly from the county, you will need to provide, in writing:

  • Court documentation of offense
  • Number of hours to be completed
  • Deadline for completion
  • Court contact information if possible

All court mandated community service volunteers must bring photo identification to their volunteer sessions.

Court mandated community service volunteers may or may not have contact with shelter animals or the public. Community service volunteers may assist with:

  • Laundry (washing, folding, sorting)
  • Washing dishes
  • Washing/disinfecting animal crates and litter boxes
  • Cleaning/disinfecting animal kennels
  • Sweeping, mopping, and other janitorial duties
  • Special projects as assigned

Please note that CAT does not accept those convicted of the following crimes. All other charges will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Animal neglect/abuse
  • Crimes of a sexual nature
  • Drug charges
  • Theft
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapons charges


To apply for Court Mandated Community Service, please contact our Volunteer Manager by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).