November is here and that means we’re in the season of giving! At the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, we are amazed by all the ways our community and volunteers give back to save and support our precious animals. While this year has been different, we still have amazing opportunities for community members to get involved and support our mission.
Become a pet foster parent
Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to be a part of an animal’s journey. At the Humane Society, our foster parents allow us to continue animal intake without worrying about shelter capacity. They also provide a safe environment for vulnerable animals that cannot live in the shelter. This keeps more animals off the streets and provides critical care for and on their way toward finding their forever home.
Provide community education
Our community outreach program is great for volunteers looking to help raise awareness and educate members of the community. Volunteers will often deliver presentations or forums to children and adults on topics such as pet vaccinations, the importance of spay and neuter, humane animal treatment and more! Giving back through community education helps ensure that our community members have the tools and resources to break the cycle of animal neglect.
Become a Canine Care volunteer
If you’re looking to play with our four-legged friends and give them a better chance at being adopted, becoming a Humane Society Canine Care volunteer is for you! Our amazing Canine Care volunteers help us maintain our facilities, socialize puppies, groom our dogs and so much more. Additionally, our Canine Care volunteers include our group of dog walkers. Our volunteer dog walkers give our animals great exercise, socialization and help them learn good behaviors that aid in making them more adoptable.
Join Feline Friends
Similar to our Canine Care volunteers, our Feline Friends provide our precious cats with human socialization that helps them get adopted. In the Cat House, our Feline Friends assist the Humane Society staff in grooming, playing and cuddling all of our loveable cats.
Fundraising and development
The Humane Society is completely funded by charitable donations made by the community. This makes our fundraising and development team and volunteers especially important. Volunteers help us plan, coordinate and execute community fundraising events so we can provide our animals with the best care possible. We encourage anyone to start their own Humane Society fundraiser this season!
Our volunteer processes are adjusted, visit our volunteer page to learn more about available volunteer opportunities.