You can help cats, dogs, puppies and kittens feel like they are more at home and that people DO CARE! Come down and spend some time with the animals. Human contacts is what they need to help them be social, happy and this makes them much more adoptable. Plus, working with animals is therapy for people, too! Here is a few ways you can help our shelter animals…
Bring a leash (and a picture ID) and take a dog or puppy outside to play or for a walk on the great walking path. They love attention and exercise is essential to prevent stress during their stay in the shelter.
Pet the adult cats. A little love makes they feel like someone cares. (Please do not open the cages of feral cats.)
Sit in the male or female kitten room and enjoy the little guys & gals! Sometimes, a kitten may be shy and having people in their room helps them be more social. This is a great job for kids.
Organize a fundraiser at your school, work, neighborhood or church. See our wish list for items that are always needed. The shelter is often short on puppy food, kitten food and canned food for all ages. Monetary donations are always used to improve the lives of the shelter animals. Please contact us in advance if you are running a fundraiser.
***If you have any questions, please contact us! - Thanks for caring!
- Always handle the animals with care and respect.
- Children must be under adult supervision at all times. (Must be 15 years old to help out without a parent).
- Always sanitize your hands between handling each animal and sanitize your feet often.
- Be cautious. We do not know the history on the animals as they are all stray or abandoned. Do not walk Pit Bulls or other large dogs without permission from the staff. Do not walk a dog that could be dangerous in any way (especially if you have children with you).
- Do not write on the cage cards unless you have permission from the staff.
- Direct questions from the public to the main desk or kennel worker.
- The staff reserves the right to ask you to leave if you break any rules or are disruptive in any way.