Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Call for Canvassers for the Toronto Street Cats "Regent Park Project"

Animal Alliance is part of the Toronto Feral Cat TNR Coalition, along with nine other groups, including Toronto Street Cats.

We've been working like stink over the past year to help the cats in Regent Park.  We're making progress but we need some help.

Please see below, from Vanessa of Toronto Street Cats.

Thank you to all of you who helped out with the last Toronto Street Cats clinic - your hard work has contributed to another positive outcome.

We are preparing for the upcoming clinic on March 13th and we are seeking people to canvass in the Regent Park community. In order to increase the number of participating cats, we really need your help. This week is supposed to be milder in terms of weather so it will be a great chance to head out and talk to people. 

Canvassing is done within the boundaries of the Regent Park community. Teams of two go out to assigned area residences and speak to community members about the project and guide interested caregivers through the registration process. Canvassing is typically done during the day, the week leading up to the clinic day and the times are flexible. Canvassing materials are available at the Toronto Street Cats space housed in the Toronto Humane Society where Bill will meet with you for a brief review on the process and answer any that questions you may have. 

Talking to people about the project is a very rewarding experience and because the clinic services are free, people are generally very open to having a conversation. Canvassing is an essential part of the project and we would so appreciate as much help as we can get to ensure we reach our goal of helping 600 cats overall.

If you are interested in volunteering for canvassing, please email me your availability and we will be in touch shortly with more information about when and where to go. Canvassing is an vital component to the success of the clinics and any time you can dedicate to this task is deeply appreciated.

Also, please note: there will be a Toronto Street Cats volunteer orientation happening this coming Sunday, March 10 at 12pm at the Toronto Humane Society. This is a great opportunity to come together to learn more about the project, meet other volunteers and get answers to  your questions. Please RSVP if you would like to attend - bring a friend, everyone is welcome.

Thank you again for your dedication and support - we couldn't do it without you.

Warmest regards,

Vanessa Rich

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