vol-un-teer 1. One who provides services of his or her own free will. 2. An unselfish contributor of time and talent for the good of others. 3. A person whose dedication to a cause or organization inspires others to give of themselves.
At the Humane Society of Central Arizona, we are very dependent on our volunteers to provide the assistance to healthfully and humanely allow the animals that call our facility their temporary home enough time to be adopted into loving, forever homes.
At this time, we are coming to you — our community — and asking for your help. Please come and volunteer to help the animals.
There are many different capacities in which you can assist. To name a few: Dog walkers and socializers, cat groomers and socializers. Front desk person to answer the phone and direct calls and answers questions. Filers to help keep the paperwork current and in its proper place. Handyman to assist in the constant battle to keep the old facility held together and functioning until the new one is ready. Laundry persons and people willing to do general cleaning and upkeep around the grounds. Someone with the ability to take down the weeds that are growing and dying on the site of our new facility, etc., etc.
If you would like to become a volunteer, please call us at (928) 474-5590 or stop by the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 days a week (excluding holidays).
Protect your pets from noise and heat
Please remember this weekend is the 4th of July holiday and a spectacular fireworks show is planned. Whether or not you live near Green Valley Park, this event may have a traumatic effect on your animals if they are frightened by loud noises. If at all possible, keep your pets indoors in a place they feel safe. If you have an animal that stays outside, or if you are going out of town or camping, be sure your pet has a current I.D. tag or microchip in case it runs away in fear. The same is true when the monsoons begin with their loud thunderstorms.
Also, the days are long and hot, so please be sure your animals have plenty of fresh drinking water and a shady place to get out of the sun. Remember, a dog house becomes an oven if it is located in the direct sunlight. Never leave your pet in your vehicle or in the bed of your truck on a hot day. Walk your dog in the early morning or after the sun goes down to avoid burning its feet.