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 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. Please contact CAP for COVID-related updates.
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.
Volunteers are asked to commit to a regular schedule, with a minimum of 1-2 volunteer shifts per month, for at least six months. Shifts can range from 2 hours or more.
All new volunteers must attend a 2-hour Volunteer Orientation Session, followed by a 30 minute shelter tour. (Youth age 14-15 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian who will be volunteering with them.)
All incoming volunteers who wish to handle shelter animals must then complete a two hour mentor session. Volunteers in other areas (such as the Pet Supply Shop) receive appropriate on-site training.
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.
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.
The CAP volunteer contact form is here. More information is on the CAP volunteer page.
CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION (CAP)
Houston, Texas 77094
Houston, Texas 77094
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Andrew N. designed and built 3 custom themed doghouses, which were then auctioned at the World Dog Show to benefit CAP, and built benches to put outside the adoption and vaccination clinics. (2017)
Built 10 doghouses, collected more than 500 pounds of dog food, 55+ blankets and towels for bedding, and miscellaneous pet supplies, and donated more than $200 raised to help the rescue purchase much needed cleaning supplies.
Designed and built a cat exercise / enrichment structure.
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