Volunteers aged 5-13 are only allowed to handle cats and MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers aged 14-17 may assist with handling animals under staff supervision and MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers (and supervising parents/guardians) need to dress appropriately; no dangling jewelry or I.D. badges, thicker pants(these prevent scratches!) are suggested as well as a t-shirt, and close-toed shoes are a must.
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST SIGN IN & OUT.
Volunteering is rewarding not only to you but to the animals, you're visiting!
It's also a Feel good kind of thing. Like most of us animals make us feel good, so why not volunteer at the local shelter to get those feel-good vibes and snuggle some animals?
As you begin to work with an animal, you can see a change in their personality almost instantly. A big chunk of our animals come in as strays and they can benefit so much from someone just reading to them, sitting in their space or even giving them treats, you will see their personalities come out and they start to shine. You can almost see the change in their behavior instantly. Now, that is something entirely rewarding.
So why wouldn't you volunteer with us?
Often families and guardians want to get involved and teach those in their care about giving back, but our age restrictions limit their first plan! Consider coming down and reading a story outside of a cat enclosure, or just using one of our pop-up tables for a game of UNO or go fish.
You must be over 18 to be able to walk dogs and must be approved by kennel staff!
It helps our workers with their daily routines and helps them focus on giving the animals special attention who need it.
ALL Community Service workers MUST SIGN IN AND OUT. We have a clipboard labeled "Community Service" on our front counter and this is how we verify your hours to whoever calls on your behalf.
***NEW DATE due to a veterinary conference being held on 7/17 we had to move our rabies clinic to Sunday 7/24. It will be from 9:00-11:00. Pre-registration will be open until 7/21/22 online or by calling the shelter at 565-2859