If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE ANIMALS, like LOVE love LOVE every type of animal. Growing up, I always wanted to be a veterinarian and still sometimes wish I had went that route in school. Yesterday I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Charleston Animal Society and it was so much fun!
So on Thursday night, we were out celebrating my birthday and a friend of mine asked if I wanted to volunteer with her at the Charleston Animal Society on Saturday. Without question, I said yes!
Volunteering for The Charleston Animal Society
I couldn’t believe how many people showed up for such a great cause.
There were so many adorable dogs that needed a home.
Seriously..how cute are these pups??!?!
I almost pulled a “Megan from Bridesmaids” and packed my car full of puppies because they were just too adorable 😉
When I first showed up, all the dogs needed homes. The best feeling ever was when I walked out of the event and almost all of the cages had signs on them that said ADOPTED. It made my heart happy!
This was my first time volunteering for the Charleston Animal Society but I think I want to do volunteer work for them more often.
If you’re in the Charleston area and are interested in how to become a volunteer for the future, here’s some more info from the Charleston Animal Society website!
Why Do We Need Volunteers?
Each year the Charleston Animal Society helps thousands of homeless, sick, abused, and neglected animals. In 2013 we cared for 20,000 animals. Every single animal in our care deserves and receives medical attention, food, shelter, care, and love. It would be impossible for us to do this without volunteers.
Volunteers are a vital part of our everyday operations. They help with:
- Walking and socializing dogs
- Caring for cats and kittens
- Helping with adoptions and special events
- Providing post-surgical care in our spay/neuter clinic.
- Many Other Needs
- More than 150 Volunteers contributed over 1,000 hours of their time in January 2014 alone!
How To Become A Volunteer
Get Started: Come to a Volunteer Orientation:
The Volunteer Orientation is the required first step for all volunteers. Orientations are held at the shelter, and will include completion of a Volunteer Application, information about the Charleston Animal Society and the possible jobs available to you, and a tour of the shelter. Most Volunteers are then interviewed and placed in their new position within one week.
How to Register: To sign up for an orientation, Click Here to access “Volunteer Spot” for orientations and other volunteer opportunities. You will be required to enter your e-mail address to sign up, but we will use it for no other purpose.
- Saturday, 10/18, 9am – 11am
- Friday, 10/24, 10am – 12pm
- Monday, 11/10, 2-4 pm
- Saturday, 11/15, 9-11 am
- Saturday 12/6, 12-2pm
- Friday, 12/12, 2-4pm
There are some PRECIOUS dogs and cats available right now for adoption at the Charleston Animal Society that need a home. Check out all these precious pups available today to Adopt!!!!
Overall, my experience at the Charleston Celebrity Chili Cook-Off & Oyster Roast was priceless. I absolutely loved taking my Saturday to donate my time to raise money for homeless puppies and to help them find homes. I would do this event again in a heart beat!
Have you ever volunteered for an animal society? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Also, how adorable are these adoption necklaces?