Volunteer

be a part of the team that makes DCFoF happen
We have 80 dedicated volunteers, a 30-hour-per-week veterinarian, a Shelter Manager and Organizational Director as well as a board of directors committed to creating a better future for feral cats. Here are a few ways you can help:
  • Become A Foster Parent: Roughly 3/4 of the cats who enter our program are not truly feral but simply scared. These cats greatly benefit from foster care and are ultimately adopted to loving, indoor homes. We are always looking for foster homes for the cats in our program. An unspayed cat can give birth to up to 18 kittens each year and there is an influx in the spring. These kittens need to be placed into foster care until they are old enough to be adopted. All you need is one room to separate your foster cat from your own cats, time to spend with your foster cat and the desire to make a difference in the life of a needy kitty. Please submit the foster application here.
  • Help at our Shelter: Volunteers are needed to provide a clean, healthy environment for our cats at our shelter (627 Post Road). This team is the backbone of our group and their work is greatly appreciated. Volunteers are also needed to socialize with our friendly cats. This involves a time commitment of approximately 1-2 hrs, one day per week. 
  • Fundraising: Our organization relies on grants and donations to pay for veterinary care, supplies and advertising costs. A majority of our cats were strays and have had little or no veterinary care and so the money raised through fundraisers help cover these expenses. 
  • Adoption Fairs: We host adoption fairs on Saturdays and Sundays and need help setting up, talking with potential adopters and cleaning up at the end of the fair. 
  • Deliver New Cats: Our policy is to deliver our outdoor cats to their new home to ensure an easy transition. 

Do you have ideas on how to help Dane County Friends of Ferals? Let us know! 

General Release Form (PDF)

Questions? Email our Volunteer Coordinator.