The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The health of our shelter animals is our top priority, which is exactly why we clean every dog kennel every day starting at 8:00 every morning until about 11:00 or 11:30. New volunteers will be paired with a staff member or experienced volunteer to learn the basics of kennel cleaning.
Dog Kennel Cleaning includes several steps. First being, cleaning up the "leavings" of the previous night. After which, we are able to completely disinfect the kennels; rinse hair, food and other solids into our drains to be picked up and thrown away. Once the disinfectant has sat for its full 10 minute period, pens are dried and reset up with beds, toys and water bowls.
All help we are able to get is greatly apprecatied, and will be met with many tails wags and kitty kisses.
Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Volunteer Form filled out on Arrival; Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult