We all love cuddly puppies and disgustingly adorable kittens but we can’t always have them. Maybe your landlord charges a pet fee you can’t afford, or your room mate is afraid of dogs. Or maybe your boyfriend is allergic to everything under the sun so goldfish are pretty much your only option.
Regardless of the situation, if you’re an animal lover and have been subjected to any of these tortures (or a number of others) volunteering at a local animal shelter is the perfect way to get your fluffy puppy fix!
Who, what, where, why:
The Animal Friends No-Kill Animal Sanctuary, located on Brewer Road in Morgantown offers great volunteer opportunities for animal lovers of all kinds. This shelter is no-kill, which means they will keep an animal until a home can be found, or transfer it to another no-kill shelter where it can find a forever home. As stated on their site, the shelter only accepts animals from hospice, American Red Cross, RDVIC, local shelters and nursing homes. They do not accept from the public for any reason.
The shelter does not receive any federal funding and is completely volunteer and donation driven.
“Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia (AFNCWV) is committed to ending the mistreatment and killing of all animals by promoting public awareness.”
As a volunteer your responsibilities would include:
- General pet care: grooming, walking, socialization, cage cleaning, training.
- Working in Lucky’s Attic, the shelter’s thrift shop located in the Mountaineer Mall
- Foster care, if applicable.
- Rescue and vehicle transport driving, vehicle provided.
- Newsletter and grant writing.
- Committee service (Finance, Publicity, etc.)
- Skilled landscaping, if relevant to your abilities.
You must be 18 or older to volunteer at the shelter. And even if you can’t donate your time, monetary donations are always welcome.
You can contact the shelter at: (304) 290- 0161
Or by e-mail at: email@example.com
Or pay them a visit at 252 Brewer Road, Morgantown, WV
Normal operation hours: Thu/Fri/Sat/ 12 noon – 4 pm
Onward, fellow animal lovers, onward!