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.
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.