WHERE DO I PARK?
Shelter parking is allowed outside the fence due to limited space and as a safety precaution. If you are being dropped off, make sure your driver drops you off outside the fenced-in area as well.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
We ask volunteers to come “dressed for success.” To protect your skin from amorous kitties, we recommend t-shirts (no bare midriffs), long sleeved shirts, jeans, and closed toe shoes. Old clothes are fine since you will be working with the animals or on the grounds; so getting a tad dirty should be expected.
CAN I BRING MY PET?
Please leave your pets at home! The presence of an “outside” dog or cat at the Shelter can be very stressful to the shelter animals, an of course, to your pet. Also, leaving your pet in your car is strictly forbidden. In fact, during certain times of the year, leaving your pet in a car can be considered animal cruelty.
CAN I COME EARLIER/LATER THAN SCHEDULED?
Of course you can; we just ask that the times in question be within reason. In other words, the current structure of the shelter is small (very small), and not knowing how many volunteers may or may not be in the shelter on a given day, or if they will be volunteering inside or outside the shelter, please be respectful of other volunteers and staff members when making these decisions.
CAN I BRING MY FRIENDS/CHILD?
You can bring your friend(s) if they have completed an application and the orientation. The inside of the shelter is small, and therefore, can only accommodate a limited amount of people at one time. So we ask that you remember this if you plan to bring someone to the shelter. For safety purposes only children 14-17yo are allowed to volunteer (unless accompanied by an approved group leader). NOTE: Volunteers UNDER 18yo must complete the application and have it signed by a parent, at which time, they must complete orientation.
CAN I SMOKE?
No smoking, drugs, alcohol, or weapons are allowed on Shelter grounds. Theft or willful destruction of property/grounds may result in immediate dismissal, and possible prosecution.
Questions? Call our Community Programs Manager @ 792-2233.