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VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION, INC.

What Is It?:  A non-profit, no-kill, volunteer-run animal welfare organization in Kingwood that rescues and places abandoned, abused, and neglected cats and dogs into permanent loving homes

 

Help Needed: Help care for animals (socialize them, clean living spaces), assist with adoption events, collect needed items, do chores around shelter, including outdoor work.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: Must be at least 15 to care for/walk/socialize animals, and have parental permission.  Volunteers under 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Help Needed

CARE FOR ANIMALS

Work with dogs (cleaning kennels, walking dogs, socializing dogs) or cats (cleaning cattery, socializing cats).  Volunteers must be age 15 or older.

HELP AT ADOPTION EVENTS

Help transport animals to and from adoption events, and/or care for them at the events (give them water, and walk dogs).  Adoption events take place on weekends at the Humble Petco and other locations.

COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS

For dogs: Pedigree canned & dry food, Maker’s Mark (Sam’s Club) grain-free dry food, crate pads, puppy pads, treats, nylabone chews, kong toys.

For cats: Cat food (canned & dry), plastic spoons & forks, cat scratchers/toys/treats, surgical gloves (size M).

For both: paper towels; bleach; laundry detergent; dryer sheets; blankets; towels; sheets; bathmats; wash cloths; garbage bags (kitchen size & large trash); Odobann; Lysol; Lysol wipes; gift cards to pet stores, Target, Walmart.

 

HELP AROUND THE SHELTER

Volunteers are needed to do various chores around the shelter, including organizing, lawn mowing, tidying the outdoor areas, and general maintenance.

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Comments about “VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION, INC.

  • Hello,
    My daughter is 12 y/o. Would she be able to volunteer if i am present with her? She is a hard worker, and eager to help. She needs 10 documented hours, but i would love to get her more involved beyond that if willing. Web page states must be 15 years old, but also says 12 with supervision. please let me know if we can fill out application and move forward.

    Thank you for your time,
    Sarah Glaze

    • Dear Mrs. Glaze, Your daughter would be able to volunteer with you, but I’m not sure if she can work directly with the animals because she is under 15. If you email the shelter at vap_shelter@yahoo.com they will tell you. You could also try Pup Squad and TWRC (the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center). Both allow 12 year olds to work with animals. Corridor Rescue is another idea. Thank you for helping homeless animals!

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