PO Box 68 / 6869 Morganton Road
Greenback, TN 37742
  (865) 856-PPAW (7729)

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How to Volunteer at PPAW

There are many, many opportunities to lend a helping hand at PPAW. One way is to volunteer in your spare time. Following are the areas of greatest need:

PPAW is a Pet Partner at the Pets Mart in Alcoa, TN. We set up in their store every other Sunday with adoptable cats and kittens. We also participate in their quarterly National Adoption Events, or special promotions, such as Pet Photos with Santa “Claws” at Christmas. We need people to help out at these events. Typical tasks would be transport of animals and display materials, set-up of the display, talking to interested customers about the animals, filling out adoption paperwork, and then teardown of the display and transport back to the clinic.

We also need people to help with the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) of feral cats. We receive many calls from people reaching out for help with the over-population of cats in their neighborhood, a nearby barn or a trailer park. We can help, but we can’t be in all places at the same time. We offer training and trapping equipment if you can volunteer your time to help trap and transport the feral animals to the clinic and back.

PPAW can always use help with fundraising. If you have great fundraising ideas, we’d love to hear them! We also need people with the skills to organize and execute fundraising events. If this is your special niche, we need you!

Public relations, computer skills and community outreach are also areas where volunteers can make a difference.

Finally, we need foster homes! During kitten season, we are overwhelmed with litters of abandoned or rescued kittens from feral colonies, and we need temporary foster homes to house and nurture the little darlings until they are old enough to be spayed or neutered. At that time, they can be taken to our adoption events to look for their furever homes. Any expenses incurred, such as food or kitty litter can be deducted from your income tax as a legitimate charitable expense. PPAW will provide any medical attention or medications that foster animals might need.

If you are interested in these or other volunteering opportunities with PPAW, please contact Debby Searfoss at (865) 856-0223.


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