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*Spend time interacting with cats at the City of Albuquerque's animal shelters.


Bet Lotosky
AWD Program Manager
Animal Welfare Department
(505) 767-5632

Volunteers 55 +

Josie Samudio                                  (505) 764-1616                                jksamudio@cabq.gov


Petting, exercising, and socializing cats on a regular basis.


  • Must be 18 years of age (16 years of age with consent of guardian) and have no history of animal or domestic abuse.
  • Basic breed identification, knowledge of animal behavior, and ability to maintain control of animals.

Days / Hours

Shifts available Tuesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Time Commitment

Minimum eight hours per month.

Training Provided / Required

Two-hour volunteer orientation and two-hour animal handling class.  Mentoring will be provided.


  • Eastside shelter - 8920 Lomas Blvd NE
  • Westside shelter - 11800 Sunset Gardens SW
  • Lucky Paws - Coronado Mall
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