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Animal care volunteers needed at a dog shelter in Bakersfield, Kern County

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ORGANIZATION: COMPANION ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY

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Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is helping Kern County Animal Services, a high-kill shelter in Bakersfield, get more dogs adopted or fostered quickly so they are not euthanized. Our initiatives, such as filming videos of at-risk dogs to advertise online, require many more volunteers than the shelter currently has.

We are looking for animal care volunteers and volunteers that can be "runners" (take dogs to and from their cages as needed). Prior experience handling large dogs is preferred.

We are very flexible on how often you go to the shelter or how much time you are able to spend, as long as it is during hours of operation:

M, T, TH, F, S: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 7pm
Sunday: closed

Please contact us if you are able to help or if you have any questions: CAPS@caps-web.org

Thank you!

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About COMPANION ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY

Location:

1336 N. Moorpark Rd., #245, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1992, the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy/kitten mills. CAPS addresses animal suffering through investigations, outreach, legislation, legal advocacy, consumer assistance, and rescue.

Description

When Deborah Howard witnessed the dreadful conditions at a Docktor Pet Center store in November 1989, she was appalled. The company had more than 300 franchises at that time. After learning more about the plight of pet shop and puppy mill dogs, Ms. Howard joined forces with Robert Baker, the foremost puppy mill investigator in the country. During his 13 years as chief investigator of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Mr. Baker inspected over 700 puppy mills.

Ms. Howard, a former radio news reporter, lawyer and PR professional, formed CAPS in 1990. The nonprofit became a 501(c)(3) in 1992. As a result of CAPS’ efforts, Docktor Pet Centers, Inc., which refused to do business without the sale of puppies, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 1993.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3951 Fruitvale AvenueBakersfield, CA 93308

(35.39523,-119.07504)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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