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CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION (CAP)

What Is It?: A private, non-profit organization that provides shelter, adoption, foster care, rescue, and other services, as well as humane education and community outreach programs to encourage love and respect for animals.

 

Help Needed: Help care for shelter animals, assist visitors, help at the clinic, represent CAP at festivals or other events, help at the Pet Supply Shop, and more.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: 14.  Youth age 14-15 must have a parent or legal guardian attend training and volunteer side-by-side with them at all times. When volunteering, one parent may supervise only one child at a time. Youth age 16-18 may volunteer without parental supervision, but a parent or legal guardian must sign a legal release.

Help Needed

VOLUNTEER AT SHELTER OR CLINIC

Volunteers can help “calm anxious dogs and cats when they first arrive at our shelter, guide families as they look for new pets, foster animals needing special care, wait on customers in our Happy Tails Pet Supply Shop or eBay Store, help in the low cost vaccination and wellness clinic, help in our in-house spay/neuter clinic, and help with special events,” among other tasks.

MAKE ITEMS FOR SHELTER ANIMALS

Make and donate no-sew fleece pet beds, cat toys (catnip balls, sock toys, twirler toss), dog toys (fleece ropes), kitty forts, bandanas, or adoption congratulation cards.  Instructions are here.

DONATE NEEDED ITEMS

Items that are always needed include dry kitten and puppy food, canned kitten and puppy food (with no red dye additive), newspaper (no inserts or shiny pages please), Kong dog toys, bath towels (new or used), and dish detergent.

CAP’s complete wish list is here.

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