CCLAS (Citizens Committee for the Lakewood Animal Shelter) is looking for new volunteers interested in working with animals to help out at the Lakewood Animal Shelter.
With kitty season AKA, busy season, just around the corner, the shelter is in need of more volunteers. Personal efforts by people like you help provide our community's stray cats and dogs with a better quality of life during their confinement and a better chance of finding a new home with a caring, companion family. Shelter helpers are dependable persons, 16 years and older, who help the Warden on duty on Saturdays between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Providing for the physical care of cats and dogs
- Cleaning cages and kennels
- Grooming the animals
- Walking the dogs and socializing the adoptable cats
- Maintaining a clean, safe environment to attract visitors and encouraging appropriate pet adoptions to responsible individuals
- Safely displaying cats and dogs to visitors
- Discussing responsible pet ownership: neutering, vaccinations, identification-tagging
- Processing adoption paperwork
To become a volunteer you must first get approved through the City by filling out an application form. Don't wait long! There are furry friends that need your help! Shelter work applications are also available at the shelter during adoption hours. Completed applications should be mailed or dropped to the City of Lakewood's Department of Human Services at: 12805 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Once the application process has been completed, you will then go through training so you will be able to help the animals in the best way possible.
Maybe working at the shelter isn't a good fit for you, don't worry - there are plenty of other ways you can help out the animals such as fostering, collecting donations, or helping at fundraisers. For more information about volunteer opportunities please visit www.CCLAS.info or contact CCLAS Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda Chicotel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for the City's Application.
CLICK HERE to find out more about additional volunteer opportunities.
CLICK HERE for a CCLAS volunteer inquiry form.