There are many ways to volunteer with our humane society. Below are contact persons for various types of volunteer activities.
Animal Shelter, Spay-Neuter Clinic
Adult volunteers are sometimes needed to help receive clients and patients at our spay/neuter clinic. You must be 21 years or older and be available Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (depends on the schedule each week) from 9 a.m. until the work is done, which is usually about 2 p.m. Duties including obtaining intake information, explaining the preoperative instructions, collecting payment, providing postoperative care instructions, cleaning surgical instruments and making surgical packs for next day’s procedures. Contact Victoria Snyder at 502-349-2082.
Humane Education/Pet Therapy
Visits can be made to schools, clubs and organizations, festivals, churches and assisted living facilities. Visits are usually made by Victoria Snyder but she can use help with taking animals from the shelter. If you would like to go along, contact her for a schedule of events at 502-349-2082.
Transportation of pets to rescue and placement groups
Volunteers are often needed to take cats and dogs to distant facilities that assist our shelter in finding new homes. Trips are often only to Louisville, or Lexington area, but can also be as far as Cincinnati, Indianapolis, etc. Volunteers need reliable vehicles, and usually contribute the cost of gasoline, though sometimes the shelter can reimburse for that expense.
When animals are sick or injured, they need a quiet, nurturing environment in which to recover. You may be responsible for providing only food and love until a puppy or kitten is sturdy enough to be offered for adoption. You might have to administer medications for pain control, antibiotics, antidiarrheals or other therapies to help an animal get over an illness. Usually these are short-term housing needs, i.e., two to six weeks until adoption occurs. We will train you in the care of the animal you select and provide medical supplies and veterinary treatment. Usually, donated food is also available. We need mostly people who can foster cats and kittens. If you can open your home, and heart, please call Victoria Snyder at 502-349-2082.