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Palm Springs Animal Shelter

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Our Cat Team volunteers help provide love, enrichment, socialization and attention to our shelter cats - from kittens to seniors. Training will include how to read cat body language and understand behavior. Activities include brushing, petting and playing with the cats.

Entry level cat volunteers have flexible opportunities for working with the cats. Those interested in a stronger commitment can receive additional training and opportunities, such as Kitten Team (weighing and socializing the small kittens), Cat Lead/Volunteer Trainer and partnering with our Medical Team for other advanced duties. For cat lovers who also have great customer service skills and enjoy working with the public, we have assignments like Cat Adoption Counselors, Class Trainers and Adoption Event Handlers.

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About Palm Springs Animal Shelter


4575 E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92264, US

Mission Statement

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a community responsible for pet stewardship and humane treatment of animals.


On November 1, 2012 the City of Palm Springs and Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter entered into an agreement allowing Friends to assume operation of the shelter. This partnership paves the way to a new model for caring for animals in need in our community, providing a safe haven for both highly adoptable animals as well as those who require behavioral training or medical treatment before they can be adopted.

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter serving the city of Palm Springs, not a private rescue. Therefore, we cannot close our doors when we are full. As an "open admission" shelter that does not euthanize for space or length of stay, we are continuously challenged to place our animals in homes as quick as possible.



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4575 E. Mesquite Ave.Palm Springs, CA 92264






  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • For entry level cat volunteers, a time commitment of 6 or more hours per month is ideal. For those wishing to move up into more advanced assignments, a commitment of 3-6 hours per week, is preferred.
  • If you are interested, you could apply on our website

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