Mariah Garcia Midlands Humane Society
The new year is a time to start fresh and focus on the goals you want to achieve throughout the year. Eat healthier, spend less screen time, pick up a new hobby, or save money for your next big trip. A New Year’s resolution is a promise to yourself to improve your mind, body, or spirit. If donating your time and heart to causes you are passionate about is one of his goals for 2023 and you are a big animal lover, volunteering at the Midlands Humane Society might be right for you. not.
Volunteering is an important aspect of MHS’s day-to-day operations. Each day offers several different opportunities, which can be made much more efficient with additional assistance. Clean the kennel so your dog stays healthy and happy. These volunteers are also invited to spend time interacting with the cats to help them acclimate to the shelter, come out of their shells, and reveal their true personalities to potential adopters. increase.
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Dog walkers starting their shift in the morning will find a clean kennel from the night before and take the 20-25 dogs on the adoption floor outside to burn off some of their stored energy. , Railroad Avenue sidewalks, available grassy areas near buildings, and fenced play yards to exercise your pup. MHS receives a wide range of breeds, personalities and learning behaviors that offer new experiences every day. Recruiting dog wake volunteers is a top priority for MHS and is in dire need of help. Two dog walking shifts each day, ideally shift There are several volunteers per kennel waiting for their turn to come out of the kennel for companionship, training and exercise.
Do you love animals but Fluffy rubs your head and makes you cry, itchy eyes, or sneeze? have a great impact on A clean environment is a healthy environment, and daily sanitizing of dishes and laundry, cleaning and mopping high-traffic areas, and many other general cleaning tasks can help prevent the spread of disease. With so many animals coming through our door with unknown medical and vaccination history, it is important to always be safe when it comes to sanitizing and disinfecting.
If you’re an animal lover who also likes people, becoming a Kennel Ambassador might be right up your alley! includes. Volunteers also assist patrons by bringing animals to and from the welcome room (based on approved adoption surveys) and go through the adoption process, including answering basic questions. Kennel Ambassadors works very closely with our customer care team and is very helpful in facilitating adoptions.
These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities the Midlands Human Society has to offer and are in need of new recruitment. Nothing fills your heart more than watching a pet change from being homeless to being locked up to blossoming and walking out the door with a new family member. Volunteers are a big part of these happy endings.
For more information on volunteering, please visit midlandshumanesociety.org or contact our Volunteer & Foster Care Coordinator Derek Rollins at email@example.com or 712-396-2263.
MHS Pet of the Week from Lam Support Services, LLC:
phoenix (pictured with volunteer cat caretaker Mary) is a three-year-old shorthair domestic cat and may look like a rough, tough guy, but beneath the surface, He’s one big love bug. His favorite past time involves him stroking and loving a lot of heads.
Newt is a 3 year old spayed male Australian Shepherd who is a unique boy looking for a particular home. He has a congenital eye defect that limits his vision and also limits his hearing. Because of his disability, he is best suited for an adults-only home or a home with teenage children. Makes a great companion for any owner.
fridge kitty MHS Most Unique Name award winner, 9 year old spayed female Domestic Shorthair. She starts out timid, but with a few gentle words and a scratch on her head, she quickly warms up.This older lover is looking for a warm wrap where she can relax and enjoy her golden years. I’m here.
phoenix (Yes, another Phoenix!) is a 9 month old neutered male Boxer mix ready to be the star of the party in his new home. He loves to play, so he would make a good family dog. I also think he will be happy in a household with children or another canine companion. He has plenty of puppy energy and needs time and space to burn off that energy. Owners also want to work on basic obedience training.
MHS is open today, December 31, from 11am to 4pm, and from noon to 6pm on weekdays. See adoptable pets online at midlandshumanesociety.org/adopt or follow us on social media. Have a safe and happy new year!