News: Cats & Birds Campaign

The Cats and Bird Campaign needs your help!

Nature Guelph is a proud partner in the Nature Canada led Keep Cats Safe And Save Bird Lives campaign in Guelph. Our community partners include the Guelph Humane Society, the Guelph Cat Population Task Force, Wild Ontario, Songbird Only Avian Rehabilitation and Wild Birds Unlimited. Together we are dedicated to celebrating the contributions cats and birds make to our lives, our environment, and our communities. We aim to increase public awareness of the impact on both cats and birds of the common practice of letting cats roam unsupervised outdoors.

One of the ways that Nature Guelph will be contributing to the campaign is through participation in community outreach and education opportunities. We will be renting tables at Stone Road Mall and the Guelph Farmers Market to spread awareness of the campaign, hand out brochures, and answer questions. We are looking for volunteers to help us staff these booths. If you have an interest in sharing your passion for cats, birds, nature and the environment, want to learn and gain practical experience, and want to make a difference in your community, we would love to have you on board! There may also be future opportunities to distribute brochures, write letters and articles for local papers, and give presentations at events, school or clubs on the importance of keeping cats safe and saving birds’ lives.

Volunteer training & orientation session

In order to prepare our volunteers to be able to discuss all sides of the cats and birds issue before participating in community outreach initiatives, prospective volunteers are asked to attend a volunteer training & orientation session that will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7th in the Program Room of the Downtown Guelph Public Library. Nature Canada asks that you register in advance by emailing info@catsandbirds.ca. We hope you will join Nature Guelph’s Cats and Birds Campaign team and join us at the training session!

Thanks in advance from Nature Guelph’s Cats and Birds Campaign committee:

Jenn Bock
Denise Fell
Kyle Horner
Jessica Tartaglia
Val Wyatt

Post originally sent by email on Monday, January 23, 2017.