Ways to Help

CHANGE A LIFE. MAYBE EVEN YOUR OWN.

CCHS has over 800 animals travel through its doors each year. We couldn’t give the support the animals receive without our strong network of volunteers. There are many ways that individuals, like you, can change the life of one less fortunate dog or cat. You can help us today by assisting with any of the following activities.

To get started volunteering at CCHS, please print and fill out one of our liability forms to bring with you when you come to the shelter. You’re also requested to read the Volunteer Handbook.

If you are over 18, please print out our Adult Liability Form

If you are under 18, please print out our Youth Liability Form

Ways to Help

Our Wish List

Priority Needs

  • Cat litter
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Fabric Softener
  • Bleach
  • Small Paper Plates (6″ diameter)
  • Copy Paper – White or Colored

General Needs

  • Toilet Paper
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap/Sanitizer
  • All-purpose cleaner/glass cleaner
  • Office Supplies
  • Durable Dog Toys
  • Cat Toys
  • Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, Shopko, Econo, Pat’s Foods, Amazon, Online Pet Stores (e.g. Chewy), etc.

Things You May Have At Home

  • Old blankets, towels, sheets for animal bedding
  • Returnable cans
  • Econo Foods receipts

Our Amazon wishlist can be found here: http://a.co/eCUYdN2

Large Group Opportunities

There are a lot of different opportunities available for groups large and small! When we are open you can come walk dogs and play with cats. (It is always appreciated if you let us know ahead of time if you are bringing a large group). We also have projects we sometimes need help with too like: raking leaves in the fall and various other yard work, returning cans/bottles, extra cleaning before the Bash, etc. We also have a list of ideas for fundraisers if your group is interested in something like that. Donation drives are also super helpful, though it is a good idea to contact the shelter ahead of time to check on what we might be in need of. Making toys, scratching posts, and other things for the shelter animals is also another fun group activity. Contact the shelter if your group is interested in helping out CCHS.

Fundraising

Money and supplies are the necessities of shelter life. If you want to help with our fundraising activities, please keep an eye on our event page and let us know if you want to help out. If you have fundraising ideas or are a group that would like to do a supply drive, please contact us! We are always looking for new ideas and people willing to help out.

Say Cheese!

Having great photos is amazing and helps us really show off our cute canines and felines. If you have a camera or can take good photos with your phone, we’d love to get your pics! You can upload them to our Facebook page or email them to manager@cchumanesociety.com.

Cleaning is Fun!

If you feel like doing some cleaning talk to the staff during our open hours! Animals are fun, but they sure can be messy. We’d love for you to help out. Keep in mind sometimes we have community service workers, so we do not always need extra help.

Show Them Some Love

Socializing and comforting scared, stressed animals or even the ones that are super friendly is vital to their quality of life and adoptability. We love when our volunteers spend one-on-one time with our dogs and cats. Many times we get dogs and cats that have shut down or are extremely timid and need some love and attention to learn that people are good.

Point A to Point B

Have car, will travel? Dogs and cats are often in need of medical attention and need transport to the vet for surgeries and drop off appointments. If you are able and willing to bring animals to or from the vet, please let us know!

Strut that mutt!

Walking dogs and helping them learn leash manners is rewarding and fun for both the volunteer and the dogs. Added bonus: the trails surrounding the shelter are beautiful!

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