It is only through volunteers that we are able to exist and help animals in need. Volunteers are the shelter.
We are so grateful for every gift of time and energy! Shelter volunteers see to the well-being of those that cannot take care of themselves.
We have many volunteer opportunities, in and out of the Shelter facility. We currently have the highest need in the following areas.
- Fundraising Committee
- On-call Foster Parents for puppies and kittens
- On-call Foster Parents for sick or injured animals
You might also volunteer your time to bathe and groom the animals, walk dogs, or play with cats. Give us a call with your great idea or to see how you can help. Join the fundraising committee and help with one of our projects & events or do other ‘behind the scenes’ work. Call the shelter to get involved (360-642-1180) or email a Board Member. Here’s our Volunteer Application: spchsvolunteerapplication.pdf
Did you know we have less than two full-time paid positions?
We have some truly amazing people volunteering their time to work in our shelter. They come, day in and day out, rain or shine, to bathe the critters, exercise them, play, cuddle, entertain and love them. They muck cages, change litter, tackle a mountain of laundry, answer phones, tally statistics, write grants, take photographs, write up animal stories, build kitty trees, fix the roof, schlep “stuff”, paint the building, plan and produce fundraisers, walk in parades, work at events to promote the Shelter, make signs, decorate and clean our facility, take animals to and from the veterinarian, take complaints about animal abuse, make visits to talk with people about humane animal care, and pretty much anything else we need to keep this operation running.
Whew! This writer gets tired just thinking about how much our volunteers do!
We’d like to introduce you to a few of them. Click a name: