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4 Fr.Candera Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1046

+371 67500491

On working days visiting time is from 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.

On Thursdays and Sundays we are closed

"However little we can muster, in good times or bad, no-one is so poor that he has nothing to give, - and it need not be money!"

Christine Chilver, founder of "Animals Friend Fund"


The terms and conditions for volunteering in the shelter “Animal Friend”

 

Terms and conditions for the volunteer cat keeper’s assistant:

• The assistant must be at least 14 years of age;

• Assistants aged 10 to 14 can come only if accompanied by their parents;

• The first visit must be coordinated with the shelter administration;

• A minor (under 18 years of age) must take a signed approval of their parents that they are aware of the work in the shelter and the risks involved;

The duties of a keeper’s assistant include: washing the cages, washing the walls, floors and windows, combing and washing the cats and other tasks ordered by the keeper.

Terms and conditions for the volunteer veterinarian assistant:

• Must be at least 16 years of age;

• A minor (under 18 years of age) must take a signed approval of their parents that they are aware of the work in the shelter and the risks involved;

• The first visit must be coordinated with the Shelter Administration and the veterinarian!

The veterinary assistant's duties include: assistance to the veterinarian in the care of animals and the cleaning of equipment and premises.

Volunteers should observe the following rules:

• the work starts at 8AM and ends on working days at 5PM, on weekends at 4PM. Volunteers are not allowed to be on the shelter permises outside the working hours; each volunteer has his/her own individual working timetable given, based on the needs of the shelter animals;

• On arrival,the shelter staff has to be informed, it is not allowed to start work without the keeper’s or veterinarian's permission;

• the volunteer is assigned a job assignment by the responsible keeper or the veterinarian;

• cats may be let out from their cages only with the permission of shelter staff;

• cats cannot be let out or carried out from the rooms they live in;

• If the cat escapes, inform the shelter staff;

• Cats  cannot be fed without permission.

If necessary, do not hesitate to ask for help or information to the shelter staff.

Shelter staff is required to alert volunteers that there are the following risks when working as a cat keeper or veterinarian assistant:

• By handling the animals inproperly, they can bite and scratch;

• The animals can try to escape;

• Inappropriate handling of disinfectants can result in injury.

For security reasons, before starting volunteering, the shelter recommends getting a vaccination against rabies.