The association Help stray cats of Albi organizes Sunday, September 18 open doors in Cunac to discover its missions and try to recruit volunteers and foster families.
Elodie Segonne has been rescuing stray cats for years in the streets of Albi and surrounding towns. Just like Nathalie Salesse. And Véronique Reverchon too. The three women have been working together in different associations for rescues for years. So, together, they decided to create their own association two years ago, “Help wandering cats of Albi”. The first is president, the second vice-president, and the last is treasurer. The idea, of course, of rescuing stray cats, feeding them if necessary, sterilizing them, finding them a family… “We had a lot of requests on the Facebook page we had created. So we decided to organize ourselves in association, to have more means, to be able to organize events and raise funds, to issue tax receipts for donations”, explain Elodie and Nathalie.
And since the birth of Help stray cats Albi, its members have been in constant demand. “A lot of town halls give our phone number when residents call them about stray cats. We are also very active on social media, with our Facebook and Instagram pages. We receive calls and messages every day, so we try to do what is most vital”.
Today, there are about fifteen to operate the structure. But it’s never enough, says Elodie Segonne, the president. So, in an attempt to recruit, Help stray cats Albi has decided to organize an open day on Sunday, September 18.
Raising awareness of the animal cause and nature
“We are going during this day, of course, to present the cats for adoption. The identification and sterilization are already done. We have about twenty cats and kittens for adoption. We also want to recruit volunteers. And we only work with foster families when we rescue a cat, so we are also looking for foster families. For a few days or sometimes a few weeks.”
This day will be placed under the sign of “awareness”, to put nature and animals in the spotlight. Educational farm, virtual reality games for selective sorting, yoga workshop, educational exhibition “an animal, animals” with L214, games for children and adults, etc. The program is rich. These open doors will take place in the village hall of Cunac on Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“This day is completely free. We hope to see and touch families. We have a lot of work in the association, and our personal and professional lives to manage. It’s endless, and the more volunteers and families we have welcome, and the more rescues we can do. It’s difficult to carry all of this on our shoulders, and we hope to find help during these open days”, wish, with the same voice, Elodie and Nathalie.