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PAWS Humane Society
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Volunteer program Volunteer program

A critical aspect of the success of our operation is the recruitment of volunteers. Volunteering your time is one of the best ways to help the animals.  Persons are continually needed to assist with the cleaning, care and exercising of the animals.  Whether you can help walk dogs, clean cages, or assist with a fund-raising event, you can make a differece in each of the animalís lives.
 

Dr. and Pat Molnar with Heidi

When you give the animals the gift of your time, youíll get back something even more precious.  Enjoy a wagging tail, a purr, and a smile.  Didnít someone once say all the best things in life are free?

If this is something youíre interested in doing, please
let us know!

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Be part of the solution
Youíll join a network of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures.  Youíll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership.

Youíll never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you have comforted. Who canít use another loyal support in life? Youíll make lots of new friends, and not just the four-legged kind.  Working side by side people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.  You might discover skills you never knew you had, and you may be surprised at what youíre capable of achieving.
 

Give a little bit
Donate food, old blankets and towels you no longer need, or just lend a hand in helping maintain the shelter.  Check our Wishlist for any items we desperately need.

Volunteers and supporters are crucial to the success of caring for the animals.  There are many different things you can volunteer for.
 

Help care for the animals
Kenneling is done once a day.  Each kenneling session needs one person to kennel the cats and one to kennel the dogs. The animals are given food and water, exercised, and have their kennels cleaned out.  We need help seven days a week for exercising.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older unless accompanied by an adult with parental approval.
 

Animal Socializing
Help the animals develop in their socialization skills by walking them, playing with them, brushing them and giving them one-on-one attention.  Help them overcome traits they have that may make them less adoptable such as shyness, jumping, or barking. Something as simple as petting and brushing can make a difference.
 

Adopt a pet and encourage others
We are devoted to the animals entrusted to our care and do all we can to make sure they are placed in good homes. We require all prospective adoptions to be subject to application and interviewing before the animal can be released from the shelter. If the adoption is approved, the animal will be spayed or neutered and have all vaccinations brought up to date. View our Adoption Information page for details on how you can begin the steps to finding a new best friend.
 

Ready to volunteer?

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Are you knowledgeable/experienced with carpentry, plumbing, or electrical works or know someone who is and would be willing to donate time and labor to help maintain the shelter building?

Contact us!
 

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