Cat Haven Inc.

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Basic Information

Address: 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone Number: 225-636-2680
Fax Number: 225-663-6266
Director: Wendy Decker

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Rescue and Adoption of Homeless Cats and Kittens
Population Served: Metropolitan Baton Rouge Area
Ages for Volunteer: Under 18 with parent/ Over 18 welcome anytime
Hours of Service: varies with assignment
Minimum Hours Required: 4/month
Days of Service: 7 days each week
Mission Statement:

Our Mission Is To Improve The Life Of The People
And Cats In Our Community By:
• Rescuing and providing care, shelter and adoption to homeless cats and kittens.
• Advocating routine sterilization of cats and kittens for population control.
• Fostering an understanding of responsible cat and kitten care.
• Providing help and guidance to the people of our community in matters of animal health and welfare.

Program History:

Cat Haven Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was established in 1999 to rescue and place cats and kittens in loving homes. In just a few years, we have rescued and found homes for almost 5,000 cats. We make it possible for area residents to find the perfect cat or kitten by hosting adoption events every Saturday in the Baton Rouge area. All cats adopted through Cat Haven have been spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus, and have received age-appropriate vaccinations.


Christmas Open House December 11, at 4pm.

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Volunteer Opportunities
Foster Parent: Provide a safe and loving home environment for our cats and kittens. This may involve kitties that require medical care, need a break from the shelter, or need special attention to help them become adoptable pets.
Saturday Morning Adoption Center Cleanings: Socialize with fellow volunteers and the kitties while ensuring the environment is sanitized and disinfected. This prevents the spread of disease and keeps the cats in our care healthy and ready for adoption. (Great for students needing service hours)
PetSmart Adoption Center Caretaker: Provide daily care of all of the cats at our offsite adoption centers. This includes cleaning of cages, providing food and water, monitoring the health of each cat, and providing socialization for individual cats.  (18 and older)
Adoption Counselor: Builds relationship with potential adopters and assists them in finding cats that are a good match for their home and lifestyle. This includes educating adopters on Cat Haven’s guidelines and completing applications and other related paperwork.  Volunteers may also assist with set-up and/or take down of adoption materials at off-site locations. (18 and older)
Cat Haven Adoption Center Caretaker: Provides a nurturing, clean, and comfortable temporary home for our cats prior to adoption.  This includes cleaning of cat rooms, providing food and water, giving medications when needed, monitoring the health of each cat, and providing socialization for the cats. This position requires a regular weekly commitment: the same day each week and either morning or evening shift. (21 and older)
Cat Haven Adoption Center Helper: Cleans kitty items that accumulate during the week: carriers, bowls, litter boxes, laundry, toys, etc. Cleans empty cages to prepare for incoming residents and makes time for some cat cuddling. Other duties may include Pet Transportation.
Pet Transporter: Provides safe, reliable transportation for our kitties. This may involve trips to or from the vet, or one of our off-site adoption centers.
Fundraising/Special Events:Assists with planning and carrying out special events (holiday open house, annual gala, etc.). Volunteers also interact with event attendees, assist with decorations and coordination of the events.
Phone Message/Email Attendants: Reviews phone and/or email messages that come into Cat Haven. Forwards the messages to the appropriate contact person (Volunteer, Adoption, Foster, General Inquiries, etc.)
Website Team: Maintains the website and Facebook page for our organization. This includes, but is not limited to, posting articles and special events, assuring the site content is updated regularly, and tracks web traffic.
L.S.U. Spay Day: Help to facilitate theflow of animals through the clinic. Other duties may include animal registration, helping with meals for volunteers, set-up and/or take-down, and cleaning up when Spay Day concludes.