Can I surrender my cat to the shelter?
You can surrender your cat by bring him to an open admissions shelter or rescue organization. If ensuring your cat ends up adopted into a loving home is important to you, there is another option that will help your cat be seen by millions of potential adopters.
What does volunteering at an animal shelter look like?
On the surface, volunteering at a shelter may just look like petting kittens and walking puppies. In reality, shelters need a lot more from their volunteers. First, contact your preferred shelter and find out what their volunteer needs are.
How often do people quit volunteering at animal shelters?
Too often, shelters receive interest from people who aren’t prepared to dedicate more than 1 or 2 visits at the most. If each volunteer needs training to handle the animals and understand standard procedures, the process is a waste when trained volunteers quit after spending as little as 20 minutes playing with the animals.
What can I do at an animal shelter?
1 Walking dogs 2 Socializing cats 3 Showing pets to potential adopters 4 Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning 5 Photographing pets 6 Landscaping 7 Office tasks such as printing or copying 8 Fostering
How old do you have to be to volunteer at a cat condo?
Pay $25 for the volunteer t-shirt, nametag, and insurance. Students 13-15 years old can volunteer as a Cat Condo Care team, Paw Pals, or Hound Around Town team and MUST be with their parent or legal guardian at all times (only those 18 and up can hold the leash of a dog during Hound Around Town & are responsible for checking the dog in and out).
What should I know before volunteering at an animal shelter?
There are many different animal shelters, and you should research them before picking one you want to volunteer for. Most animal shelters care for dogs and cats, but some also take in rabbits, rats, snakes, birds, and other critters. If you have phobias or allergies to animals that might show up at the shelter, that should affect your decision.
Are there volunteer programs for animal care centers?
Companion volunteers interact with our animals at the care center or at offsite events. There are three kinds of companion programs you can train for and are assigned to: For Dog and Cat Volunteers, there are several levels according to which areas you can work in.
How to become a dog and Cat volunteer?
For Dog and Cat Volunteers, there are several levels according to which areas you can work in. Additional training is required to qualify for each room. All applicants who successfully complete training are Level 1, and work first in the Adoption Wards.
Who are the volunteers at five acres animal shelter?
We appreciate all of our volunteers who help our Team Members with day to day tasks, and the dogs and cats in our care will show you their love and appreciation as well! If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.