For dog shelters, caring for up to 200 dogs at once, while trying to give them the best chance of being re-homed, can be a daunting task. As an animal care volunteer, you’ll provide much valued human company, as well as medical treatment and general care to ensure these dogs, many of whom have been abandoned, are fully taken care of.
You’ll assist shelter staff with cleaning, feeding, training, walking and playing with the animals, as well as any shelter maintenance and upkeep that’s required. Local staff will help to guide you in these tasks, and all dogs are vaccinated. You can also help with rescue missions for street dogs and in the re-homing process.
Many dogs are adopted by families from overseas, and you’re also able to help to create online profiles for dogs so this can happen. Volunteers who are training or qualified veterinarians may also have the chance to perform small procedures such as cleaning and dressing wounds.
The Animal Care project is best suited to volunteers who love dogs, are passionate about supporting animal rights and don’t mind getting their hands dirty.
The project typically takes place in the morning, from 8am until noon and you will be welcome to continue volunteering in the afternoon. All the dogs that are cared for in the shelter are vaccinated.Apply now