LA Animal Services (LAAS) is looking for volunteers who are committed, caring and responsible to truly make a difference in the lives of the abandoned and homeless animals in our care. We need friendly, outgoing and personable volunteers to assist the public and work with the staff in our six Animal Care Centers and at mobile adoption events.
***Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently open to the public only by appointment, and volunteer shifts are scheduled and limited. Our animal handling training is on hold, but it is still worth it to apply now, because you'll be first in line for orientations when we can resume training. Also, new volunteers can be fast-tracked to help with Covid relief programs such as our Pet Food Pantry, which fed more than 4000 pets in its first six months***
YOUR WORK IS VALUED...AND VALUABLE Our volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of the animals in our care by providing them with love, exercise and socialization, introducing them to potential adopters, and by networking them to the public on social media. Our volunteers also make a huge difference in supporting the animal-loving community. There is a volunteer job available for many interests, from animal handling to graphic design and film editing.
NOT ENOUGH TIME? THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO HELP!
Make a tax-deductible contribution: You can choose the Animal Welfare Trust Fund, The Spay/Neuter Trust Fund, or the Star Program, which helps pay for medical care for severely injured animals rescued by LA Animal Services. http://www.laanimalservices.com/donate/
Donate items for the animals: *** while we are only open by appointment during the Covid-19 pandemic, donations can still be left outside the shelter doors***
Cat food, wet or dry, for our Pet Food Pantry
Pee pads (we do not need diapers)
Towels and blankets (lots of them - new or clean used items are very welcome!)
Dog toys (for Kongs, we need Xtra Large size)
Royal Canin Mother and Baby food for underage kittens
Guinea pig, hamster and gerbil toys and treats
Hay (Timothy or Oat) for rabbits
Foster an animal in your home: We are always looking for short or long-term fosters, including fosters who can bottle-feed underage puppies and kittens. Download the foster application at: http://www.laanimalservices.com/pdf/volunteer/foster_application.pdf
JOIN OUR TEAM AND HELP US CREATE A MORE HUMANE LA!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About LA Animal Services
221 North Figueroa St, 6th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US
The mission of LA Animal Services is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people in the City of Los Angeles.
The City of Los Angeles has six animal shelters. While in our care, the animals are cared for and every effort is made to reunite lost animals with their owners. We work diligently to facilitate adoptions to loving homes for the animals that are not claimed, abandoned or relinquished by their owners. Additionally, L.A. Animal Services handles a variety of important functions benefiting the residents and pet population of Los Angeles: Permits Section Animal Cruelty Task Force Hearings Division Spay and Neuter Task Force Small Animal Air Rescue Team Spay/Neuter Services Vaccination Clinics Licensing Services Microchipping Adoption Events
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
We have 6 locations throughout the LA metro area:Chatsworth, Lincoln Heights, San Pedro, South LA,Van Nuys and West LALos Angeles, CA90012
March 23, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Social Media / Blogging
Must be at least 12
Orientation or Training
We do not ask for a minimum commitment.
Volunteers must fill out an application, attend an orientation and receive training. During the pandemic, volunteers over 18 can request to be fast-tracked to help with non-animal-handling tasks.