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SAVE THE ANIMALS RESCUE FOUNDATION INC

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Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding experience working with Long Island wildlife and exotic animals? STAR (Save The Animals Rescue) Foundation, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and education center, is currently seeking volunteers. Applicants should be highly motivated and dedicated individuals looking to help make a difference by working hands on with injured and orphaned wildlife native to Long Island, New York, as well as exotic domestic animals residing at our sanctuary. They will be required to support the daily operations of our 2+ acre center, and to help educate the public through presentations and contact through our Hot Line. STAR is an all-volunteer non-profit organization operating 365 days a year for 25 years.

We need people who can devote at least 1-2 days a week for 4-7 hours. You must be an animal lover and be okay with taking care of all the animals needs (Cleaning enclosure, preparing/feeding correct diet, handling and interacting appropriately with the animals). This job is physical and requires you to be able to lift at least 25 pounds. And last but not least be able to cope with emotionally stressful situations...and to have a sense of humor!
*We are always looking for veterinarians to help us out with injured wildlife*

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About SAVE THE ANIMALS RESCUE FOUNDATION INC

Location:

P.O. Box 519, MIDDLE ISLAND, NY 11953, US

Mission Statement

STAR Foundation is an LI non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, dedicated to the welfare of domestic and wild animals. Our goal is to provide a safe haven for every injured or orphaned Long Island animal in need of medical care, rehabilitation, or humane euthanasia, and to return as many healthy animals as possible to their natural habitat.

Description

STAR Foundation has its own facility on 2+ acres in Middle Island, New York. We can house our permanent residents, do wildlife rehabilitation, have meetings and training classes and more. We need volunteers in order to make this work. We also offer advice on how to manage wild animals in the attic, in garbage receptacles, and how to handle an injured animal. If we think an animal needs medical attention, we provide instructions about containing and transporting it, and give the location of the nearest veterinarian.If the animal is large or dangerous, we try to send a trained volunteer if necessary. People that find orphaned babies are referred to licensed rehabilitation specialists from a state issued list. Veterinarians can call us for species identification, natural behavior, and diet for their wild patients. We make every attempt to find permanent placement for disabled animals that can be used in educational programs.


Animals
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Swezeytown Road SouthMiddle Island, NY 11953

(40.88312,-72.94218)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Be able to commit at least 1-2 days a week for 4-7 hours.
  • Be able to lift at least 25 pounds.

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