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What Can I Do?


The answer, of course, is pretty much anything! 


"What can I do?" is one of the most common questions we hear at the shelter. As a non-profit corporation, volunteers are the most important resource we have, and we always need more help in day-to-day shelter activities as well as special events such as fundraising.


Contrary to what some people may believe, we do not receive any governmental funding. Therefore, we rely solely on donations, gifts, and the generosity of the community to help us achieve our mission. When finances are limited, volunteers are the most important resource we have to keep the animals of Ottawa County safe and healthy as they wait for their new homes.

We are always in need of volunteers around the shelter, but the opportunities for volunteering are not just limited to feeding animals. 


Are you interested in photography?  We always need people to photograph adoptable animals for advertisement on our Petfinder website. 


If you have handyman qualities, we can always use help with painting and light construction to make the animals home even more hospitable. 


Even activities as relaxing as walking dogs or petting cats can help make these animals even more adoptable and receptive to prospective homes.

Opportunities for volunteering are nearly endless. Volunteers are often  needed to drive animals to appointments with local veterinarians.  


Bakers and cooks for spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfasts, pet parties and other fun events are currently in the planning stages. If you have a unique idea for a fun way to raise funds while providing entertainment for the community, then there is a spot on our fundraising committee for you.


In short, the possibilities are endless when you commit to get involved with your humane society! We encourage everyone to become involved and help us achieve our goals. 


For more information, call us at 419-734-5191 or stop by the shelter for an application. Your contribution will be appreciated by all, including the furry faces at the shelter. So, what can YOU do?