During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Foster Volunteers for kittens
At The Palm Springs Animal Shelter our first priority is the animals!
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter (Friends) is a non-profit 501C(3) organization who
manages and operates the Palm Springs animal Shelter. The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is an open
admissions municipal shelter, operated by Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, serving the
city of Palm Springs.
The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s mission is dedicated to building a community
responsible for pet stewardship and human treatment of animals.
The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is seeking Volunteers that are interested in fostering
kittens that are in need of care outside the Shelter at your home.
Foster Volunteers will be asked to maintain the health of the kitten(s) during their stay with you.
The care that the kitten(s) require may include the following:
Bottle feeding the kitten(s) every 4 hours, which includes overnight hours.
Administering medication as needed.
Socializing with the kitten(s).
Bathing the kitten(s).
Keeping the kitten(s) kennel and other living areas clean.
If you are passionate about animal welfare and are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding
assignment, we would like to hear from you!
Please note that in response to COVID-19 precautions, the Palm Springs Animal Shelter has
postponed any on-site volunteering and has moved to a virtual on boarding process for those
interested in volunteering to foster kittens at your home.
We appreciate you considering volunteering as a foster, as our greatest need currently is help with
caring for these little ones.
If you are interested in volunteering as an animal foster, please submit your application here.
Thank you for considering the PSAS to donate your time and care.
Any questions please reach out to our Volunteer Engagement Specialist at
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
4575 E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92264, US
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
4575 E. Mesquite Ave.Palm Springs, CA 92264
May 24, 2020