Volunteer at the Shelter?
Would you like to
help the animals, but are too young to volunteer at the shelter or you
don’t have the time? Don’t worry, there are many ways to help the animals
cared for by Animal Services. Here are some ideas, but feel free to think
of your own!
Foster homes are
needed to care for animals in your own home. Click
here for more information.
instructions for making several different items needed by our animals:
from pet toys to dog houses. Please contact the
Education and Volunteer Coordinator if you have questions.
Please make sure you have permission from your
school/office before beginning a fundraiser.
Organize a walk-a-thon in your neighborhood or at your
school/office. To hold a walk-a-thon, simply invite others to participate
in collecting donations from friends and family, and walk on the event
Hold a Wish List Drive
Click on our current Wish List to find
out what supplies are needed and hold a donation drive to collect those
items. Advertise at your school/office or in your neighborhood and put a
marked collection container in a busy area for people to see. Get a few
representatives to take the supplies to Shelter and see the animals who
will benefit from your hard work. You can also hold specific drives such
as a used towel drive or food drive.
groups have received permission from local businesses (Petco, Petsmart,
etc.) to hold a fundraising drive at their store. They handed out fliers
listing the Shelter’s needs to shoppers heading into the store. Please
contact the Education
and Volunteer Coordinator if you would like a sample of the flier.
Hold a coin drive with a clever name such as Pennies for Pets,
Dimes for Dogs or Cash for Cats. Place canisters in your
classroom/office to collect money for the animals.
Ask that friends and family make a donation to the Shelter
instead of birthday gifts.
You can also hold car washes, bake sales or other events to
raise money for the animals.
Other Ways to
People about the Shelter
If someone you know is considering getting a pet, encourage them to come
to the Shelter. We not only have dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, we also
often have rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and sometimes birds! Check out
our adoption page link to adoptable animals to see some of the currently
pets and people together
Do you know someone who is sick or a senior citizen in need of some help?
Why not help them by feeding, walking or brushing their pet? It can be fun
for everyone and might help that person keep their pet.
Spread the Word
about Important Animal Issues
Add a tagline to your e-mail signature that gets out important messages
about spay/neuter, adopting a shelter pet, etc.
Organize an Animal
An animal awareness week in a school, or with the entire community, will
encourage animal lovers to spread the word about the importance of being
kind to all living things. Be Kind to Animals Week starts on the first
Monday of each May, but feel free to choose your own week!
Design a poster about pet overpopulation or pet safety, and post it on a
bulletin board at your school/office. Create and post a “pet of the week”
poster that features one of our adoptable animals.
newsletter, blog, or website about animals.
Come up with your
own idea! If you have questions, please contact the
Education and Volunteer