YWCA Missoula is seeking Pet Advocates for survivors of domestic violence and homeless families. Pet advocates foster pets for up to 60 days (with possible extension) while their owners reside at The Meadowlark. The Humane Society of Western Montana(HSWM) provides food and vaccinations as needed. YWCA Missoula partners with HSWM to provide a 2-hour comprehensive training for Pet Advocate volunteers.
This service is crucial to the community as many survivors and families will not leave dangerous situations without their pets. Pet Advocacy allows survivors and unhoused families peace of mind while seeking the services they need to find healing and sustainable living situations.
About YWCA Missoula
1800 S. 3rd St W., Missoula, MT 59801, US
YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We believe that everyone has the right to a life free from violence and discrimination, with access to safe, decent housing and the resources to pursue their dreams. We are determined to create a community where all people, regardless of gender or race, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power.
YWCA Missoula opens doors to opportunity and self-sufﬁciency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With over 110 years of experience, the YWCA is the leading organization in Missoula for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence. YWCA Missoula is a mighty force of roughly 50 paid staff and more than 200 volunteers-including members of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA and the community, as well as practicum and intern students. We depend on the individuals in this force to carry out the YWCA mission. In return, we strive to build leadership from within and promote leadership skills on all levels of the organization
1800 S. 3rd St W.Missoula, MT 59801
November 4, 2021
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We ask for a commitment to our families' pets for 60 days with a possible extension.
- Pet Advocacy Training is required and is on November 20th, from 2:00-4:30 pm. Must have the space and time to properly attend to a pet.