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Wagener
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 16.5
Persons: 1-2
Category: Other
Host ID: 49173
Region: South

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Last Updated: August 28, 2019

If you are a CAT lover, we need some help with our Cat Sanctuary for hybrid cats, small exotic cats and domestic cats. We also have a horse/people coaching barn if you are interested in horses!

Tasks require for our cats entail feeding, care, grooming, playing and interacting with select felines as well as helping to maintain and build their living areas. Being on our farm with horses and cats requires ongoing upkeep of landscaping and general farm care and improvement such as mowing, trimming trees or building fences, gardening, painting, raking etc. We welcome new ideas! We ask for 20hrs/wk min of your help in return for your housing/etc.to enjoy our rural lifestyle with our amazing felines. We are way out in the country, not close to a city or bus transport and contact with people is minimum unless you have your own vehicle to explore. We do make regular trips to town for groceries and shopping if you do not have a vehicle. Chores are done early in the morning and late in the afternoon, so you must be able to get up and get going with a positive attitude to greet all the hungry cats!

You will have a private room in the main house with all amenities. You are responsible for your own meals, however, evening meals we often each pitch in something and eat together as a team with a creative cook. Local trips can be arranged as well such as sight-seeing in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC.

This is our current list of needs for the non-profit cat side of the operation besides the ones noted above:

1. Feeding, caring and loving all of our felines! This is a forever task!

2. OUTREACH - social media promotion!! Help the 501 (c) (3) non-profit get known in the local area and in the virtual world. We need someone who can promore us and get connections to the things the cat sanctuary needs. We have several programs we would love to get implemented but we need help.

2. VIDEO/FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY people. Avalo is unique with its exotic cats. It makes a fabulous human and cat interest story. We need quality video for our web site and social media pages. If you are able to interview us about the cause and record and edit short videos, that is highly desirable.

3. HOUSEKEEPER/COOK We are a busy team with the cats and horses so having a hand to keep up with a tidy, clean house as well as healthy, fresh meals are very important to us! We have a nice and developing garden that we hope can be made self- sustaining. We also have chickens that provide us with eggs daily.

4. CREATIVE DESIGNER/DECORATOR We have so many ideas we have picked up from our helpers and need help to have them and new ones come to fruition. Things such as mosaics arts/designs, cat themed fencing, trails decorated with wind chimes, special wall paper in the cat enclosures, viewing deck up high above the cats and so many more that a fresh eye and hand with skills would help Avalo looking unique and stylish.

We like to think of helping out at Avalo as a team effort though each person has their own individual assignments. It is very important that helpers come fully equipped with a self-start button, an openness, and a willingness to help. You will have plenty of your own personal alone time so do not worry about that but be prepared to greet each other as part of a diversified team.

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