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Do you love animals? Do you have free time that you want to use to help a great cause? Then the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS), a non profit, no kill shelter in Reisterstown, MD, has some great volunteer opportunities for you! You can come to the shelter in Reisterstown any day of the week and spend some time with the homeless dogs, cats, or small animals. Volunteering at BHS has flexible scheduling that allows you to volunteer at your own leisure! Can’t get to Reisterstown? Another alternative is to make enrichment toys from home if you can't come on location. Enrichment toys are for both cats and dogs. Their purpose is to help keep the animals busy and interested. This helps alleviate the stress often felt in shelters and keeps them much happier Baltimore Humane Society takes in animals whose owners are no longer able to care for them. Whether you're stuffing Kongs for dogs, petting a cat, snuggling a rabbit, greeting visitors, helping with administrative tasks, assisting in our veterinary center, or making cat or dog toys at home, you're making a contribution to the healthier, happier lives for the animals in our care! Being a volunteer at BHS is a rewarding experience for people of all ages, as well as the animals. We have specialized training classes to work with the animals of your choice, which you may also find useful for the animals you might already have in your life. There is a special training class for cats, a special class for rabbits and other small animals, and three classes for dogs. We also offer several educational and social events throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the volunteer program, you can contact our Volunteer & Foster Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you do not have internet access, you can call and speak with her directly at 410-833-8848 x223 . You can also learn more about our volunteer program on our website, at http://bmorehumane.org/volunteer/opportunities-and-training/ and to fill out an application! Once you fill out an application you will recieve an automatice email explaining how to sign up for an orientation class!