Volunteer: Pet Helpers

Organization Name: Pet Helpers

Volunteer Tasks: To operate smoothly, Pet Helpers relies on the commitment and energy of its uniquely talented volunteers. Volunteers assist the Pet Helpers staff with many of their responsibilities. These responsibilities include adoption counseling, kennel cleaning, cat socialization, event management, and much more. We love our volunteers! Volunteering at Pet Helpers is fun and rewarding! As a volunteer, you contribute to the success of Pet Helpers as you facilitate adoptions, fundraising, and general public awareness of Pet Helpers. Our ultimate goal is you integrate yourself into the Pet Helpers programs and services and truly become part of our family. EXAMPLE VOLUNTEER ROLES: Tour Guide Photographer Animal Care Support Dog Walker Cat Socialization Clinic Support Development/Fundraising Marketing Special Events Adoption Counselor Administrative Support Community Outreach

Organization Mission: Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation. et Helpers was founded in 1978 by Carol Linville (pictured above left), now President of Pet Helpers, after she learned that 8,000 pets were being euthanized each year at local shelters. It began as a weekly “adopt a pet” column. More than 30 years later, that column has grown into Pet Helpers Rescue and Adoption Shelter, one of the foremost animal rescue organizations in South Carolina. Pet Helpers has slowly evolved into a widely recognized and innovative shelter that offers caring solutions to the serious problems created by pet overpopulation. For 36 years, we have focused on the needs of homeless animals. Through a commitment to quality sheltering and required spay/neuter, we have worked tirelessly to save those animals that are without human guardianship. We service the entire Lowcountry, where we are the only independent adoption shelter and veterinary center of our kind, that is fully-staffed and maintains regular business hours. We answer 20,000 calls a year to provide assistance and information to the public concerning animal issues. Pet Helpers is preparing to take our next steps- completing our building footprint to increase animal-holding capacity and expand our life-saving programs. We invite our community supporters to join us as we embark upon the next chapter in our journey.

Located: Off-island

Organization Address: 1447 Folly Rd. Charleston, SC 29412

Web URL: http://www.pethelpers.org

Category: Education, Animals

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