Volunteers needed for P.A.W.S.

ST. GEORGE — P.A.W.S (Providing Animals With Support) is a nonprofit, no kill animal shelter that takes in dogs and cats that are at risk of being euthanized, or that need a good home to go to. It is a wonderful organization run solely by passionate volunteers. We are in need of volunteers that are willing to be trained to cover shifts during the week to ensure the dogs and cats receive the care that they need.

Duties would include but not be limited to:

  • Cleaning kennels/cages
  • Administering Medication if needed
  • Socializing and playing with the animals
  • Doing laundry, sweeping, mopping, and ensuring that the living areas are sanitary for the dogs
An adoptable cat at P.A.W.S. St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of P.A.W.S., St. George News
An adoptable cat at P.A.W.S. St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of P.A.W.S., St. George News

Shifts are 8-11 a.m. (not flexible) and  3-6 p.m. (evening shifts are flexible if you have to work and can’t come in until later, but the dogs need you there for at least 3 hours to get the attention they need).

To be able to volunteer you must be 17 years of age or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. A background check will be conducted to ensure the safety of other volunteers and animals. Upon completion of filling out a volunteer application, you must attend at least two shifts with another volunteer to train. Then you can start signing up for shifts of your own.

If you are unable to volunteer, but want to contribute, we accept donations of any kind to go towards the care of these animals. Money, food, blankets, cleaning supplies (call to see what is needed currently), discounts on services or services offered (kennels sometimes need repairing from wear and tear, etc.).

An adoptable dog at P.A.W.S. St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of P.A.W.S., St. George News
An adoptable dog at P.A.W.S. St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of P.A.W.S., St. George News

Anything that you have that you think might help out would be greatly appreciated.

If you know anyone else that has some extra time on the weekdays or weekends to help volunteer with the animals in the morning or evening, please spread the word. These animals need the attention and so often it is hard for us to get shifts filled, putting extra stress on volunteers that take multiple shifts per week.

Thank you for taking the time, and thank you for all that you do to support the homeless animals in our community!

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