If you thought there were no good jobs left in the world, you might want to sign up as a volunteer for the position of kitten cuddler. The Westgate Ark cat shelter in Newcastle has been rescuing feral cats but needs to get them used to people so they can be adopted. That’s why they need volunteers willing to come in and cuddle with the kittens so they get comfortable being around people as soon as possible.
Kittens have a period between three and seven weeks when they need to be handled, which is called “socialisation,” and is crucial to a cat’s development. It is the period when they get used to people, other animals and everyday sights and sounds.