Seattle Animal Shelter Offers Volunteer Orientation On Saturday

Seattle Animal Shelter

If you live in the Seattle area and are interested in volunteering at the Seattle Animal Shelter, the next volunteer orientation is on Saturday, July 28 at 12pm. The orientation will be held in the gym in the Student Activity Center building at Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway. It will last 90 minutes.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must attend an orientation meeting. Shelter volunteers work at least eight hours per month on an annual basis.

“Volunteers are vital to the success of this shelter,” says Shelter Director Don Jordan. “We have more than 600 volunteers and 350 foster parents, who collectively donate more than 100,000 hours of service. With their help, we are reversing a trend and saving more lives. Last year we had more than twice as many adoptions as euthanasias – more than 2,800 adoptions and 1,100 euthanasias. We’re constantly striving to reduce the number of animals euthanized.”

To help increase the number of adoptions, volunteers provide a variety of services, including: a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats; off-site dog walking; an anti-cruelty program; “fabulous felines” adoptathons; an annual “Furry5K” fun run fund-raiser; a “Get Fit With Fido” running program; marketing/fund-raising; special events planning and development; and pet therapy.

For more information regarding the volunteer orientation, call the Seattle Animal Shelter at (206)386-PETS (7387).

One Response to “Seattle Animal Shelter Offers Volunteer Orientation On Saturday”

  1. Julie Hegira (J.S.) says:

    I have owned dogs and cats all my life. I currently have Maine coon cat and Collie and Golden Retriever. I am interested in working at your main desk or with prospective pet owners. I had a total hip replacement a month ago and my physical ability is limited for the time being. I work in social service working with adults with developmental disabilities. I have time in my day to volunteer and would love the opportunity.

    Please contact me!


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