Georgetown Animal Shelter

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Volunteers

kissing booth 2The paid staff of the Animal Shelter is able to meet the physical needs of the pets in the shelter, but little time is available for individual attention to the pets and for adoption outreach work. The outreach work includes working as adoption guides at the shelter, assisting visitors with counseling and answering questions about the pets, and in off-site adoption work at places like Petsmart and taking our mobile adoption trailer out with pets for adoption to different locations around the town and county.

Without volunteers, the quality of life of pets in the animal shelter is much lower. They are seldom taken out for walks, bathed, or just socialized in general, without volunteers. Our volunteers provide most of this sort of care.

In order to volunteer, you will need to attend a Volunteer Orientation session.  This one-hour session will give you an overview of all the different volunteer opportunities.  Orientations are held at the shelter the first Saturday of each month at noon.  After the orientation, we have a one-hour “dog walk training” class for those interested in helping to walk dogs.

An additional orientation is usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in case you can’t make the first Saturday orientation.  

The Animal Shelter has need of help in too many ways to mention them all here. If you wish to give some of yourself to the homeless cats and dogs of your community, please contact us at (512) 930-3592. Jackie Carey is the Shelter’s volunteer coordinator, as well as the shelter manager.

Without volunteers hundreds more cats and dogs in the Animal Shelter will die. The paid staff only has so much time to devote to adoption work. The problem of pet overpopulation belongs to the community as a whole, not just to the people paid to work at the Animal Shelter.

With a tear of gratitude in my eye, I send out a heartfelt thank you to all who have in the past, do currently, or will in the future give something of themselves to the homeless pets of this community by working as a volunteer at the Georgetown Animal Shelter.

Examples of volunteer activities:

  • Walking dogs (we are adjacent to a large park with miles of walking paths and sidewalks)Chris and Debbie P
  • Leash training of dogs
  • Socializing puppies and kittens
  • Bathing pets
  • Adoption work
  • Cleaning cages and kennels
  • Landscape work
  • Carpentry or minor construction
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Special event planning

If you’re interested in volunteering and would like to learn more call (512) 930-3592 to learn when the next volunteer orientation will be held.

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