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Do you enjoy playing and caring for rabbits of all shapes and sizes? Do you want to contribute to the well-being and adoption prospects of homeless rabbits looking for forever homes? Join the SAS Critter Team where you can work with rabbits and other small animals that are not cats and dogs!
Rabbits are the third largest population of companion animals in the United States. They are extremely intelligent, sensitive and social. It is a rewarding experience to interact and nurture them during these transitional times in their lives.
Come work with other rabbit lovers and learn about the joys of caring for SAS’ non-cat and dog residents. Bring your compassionate side to the shelter. The bunnies will love you for it!
Volunteers on the Critters/Bunny team provide care and attention to the shelter’s domestic Bunny's. The goals of this team are to assist the animal care staff in providing appropriate food, supplies and cage space for each animal, exercise and socialize the animals to help them stay calm and improve their chances of adoption, increase the number of adoptions through public outreach and awareness, and provide foster care when needed. We also educate the public, prospective adopters, and other shelter volunteers about the care and handling of small animals.
HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?
* Caring for and handling the shelter animals- Volunteers set up cages, provide fresh food and toys, groom, socialize and provide exercise to shelter animals. Some also help with transportation to veterinary clinics when needed.
* Public Outreach and Promotion - Team members help promote adoptable critters in a variety of ways including preparing information handouts on small animal care, ensuring that bios and photos of all foster critters are posted on Petfinder and the shelter boards, and staffing the monthly Critter Open House at the shelter to promote awareness of the small animals.
* Foster homes - We often need foster homes for small animals due to illness, pregnancy or lack of room at the shelter. We provide training and some supplies; all you need is a quiet room and willingness to help. A commitment of at least 3 months is requested, although shorter-term opportunities come up from time to time (i.e. rabbit babies). This is currently the team’s greatest need.
* A commitment of at least two hours per shift.
* Time commitment depends, of course, on number of critters at the shelter.
*** Most available shifts are on weekends working as a Critter Matchmaker.
* Volunteers should have good animal handling skills.
* Some small animal experience (rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, etc.) is appreciated but not mandatory.
* Patience and tolerance for distractions.
* Willingness to spend time outside of the shelter at public events or posting fliers.
* Volunteers should be dependable and reliable.
* Critter-ing can oftentimes be solo duty, so volunteers need to be able to work within the guidelines of the team on an independent basis.
Minimum age: 18
THANK YOU FOR APPLYING!
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 19
- Orientation or Training
- Al least 8 hours/month