You can volunteer both directly and indirectly to help animals. Volunteers provide the ‘luxuries’ that the small shelter staff cannot - individual attention, walking outdoors, feeding treats, and generally making the animals more comfortable during their stay. Or, you can advance animal welfare by assisting with pet therapy or kids programs. Animal Protection Services and the Peoria Humane Society also seek volunteers and groups interested in short-term projects. Your special skills can help improve the lives of hundreds of animals by volunteering your time just a few hours a month.
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The Animal Protection Services receives more then 4,500 dogs and cats annually who need the special attention volunteers can give. As an animal lover, you can make a difference for the homeless, unwanted and mistreated animals in our community.
Talents and interests will be carefully matched. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and be willing to attend a 2-part orientation and training session. A minimum of a three month commitment must be made to the program. Depending upon the volunteer’s position, hours will vary.