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Volunteer or Donate

Our partner rescues are always in need of all kinds of volunteers.  Organizing fundraisers, TNR, fostering, caring for cats on medical hold, applying for grants, there are so many ways you can help.  

We’ve listed links to the volunteer and foster applications for our partner rescues below, along with their donation pages.  

Volunteers and fosters save lives, and we here at The Scratching Post want you to know we appreciate you.  Every year we plan to host a volunteer appreciation week exclusively for volunteers of our partner rescues. Volunteers will be able to reserve lounge time, enjoy a beverage, and have access to our board game library, all for free. 

So if you can spare a few hours a week, or if you have a spare room in your home, consider becoming a volunteer or foster home and fill out one of the applications below. 

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1713 South State Suite 104
Champaign, IL 61820

Established in 2005, CATsNAP is a non-profit that seeks to reduce pet overpopulation and to improve the welfare of animals in the greater Champaign County Illinois area.

Specifically, we strongly advocate that all animals are spayed and neutered, regardless of breed, sex, or age.  By spaying/neutering, we are reducing the number of cats and dogs born into situations of inadequate care and abuse.  We are also limiting the numbers of unwanted animals relinquished to shelters, where they are often euthanized for lack of space.

CATsNAP does not endorse the buying of domestic animals from large-scale commercial breeders or from any of the outlets they supply.

CATsNAP Volunteer Information

CATsNAP Foster Information

CATsNAP Donation Information

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PO Box 166
Catlin, IL 61817

VALOR stands for Vaccinate, Alter and Love Orphaned Rescues.  Their mission is to help homeless pets find forever families and they aim to treat all animals like royalty.  They also have a TNR program to address concerns in nearby communities with feral cat overpopulation. 

VALOR Volunteer Information

VALOR Foster Information

VALOR Donation Information


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