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Our essential NO KILL statement
Before our commitment to become NO KILL you could drop by the shelter whenever you had time to spare and walk a dog or play with a cat. Not anymore, and there’s a good reason. Now the focus is on making the dog or cat more adoptable to enhance their ability to be adopted.
Improving their behavior increases their chances of staying in their new home, so they will never be homeless again.
This approach means shelter volunteers are trained before they begin walking the dogs or socializing the cats. There are levels of training and hands on experience a volunteer advances through. This has resulted in a 98% live release of dogs.
We believe in training animals
Higher kill shelters don’t focus on training the animals, because the dog probably won’t make it out alive, so its behavior doesn’t matter. We are committed to changing the dog’s behavior and placing it in a home, regardless of how long it takes. What this means is that every walk for the dog is a training session to make them more adoptable.
If you want to know more, join the team!
The current Shelter was built to house animals, not people. There is no space to create volunteer opportunities for children, adolescents, and teenagers. Once the New Shelter opens very soon and that will change drastically. The new Shelter has a Community Activity Room and space enough to create those opportunities we are lacking today.
Testimonials from our volunteers
We all want what is best for the animals
I started volunteering at LCAS because I love animals and wanted to do something to help homeless animals. My favorite parts of volunteering at PetSmart are helping animals find their forever homes, and I also enjoy working with all the other LCAS volunteers. We all want what is best for the animals.
Assisting on the event, encouraging participants to help with donations, adoptions, etc.
Not experience or training is needed, except the ones from the Cat Condo Care.
Between 12 and 16 with a parent in events outside
+16 and young adults without a parent.
(If they have a reliable transportation)
The duration of each event.
Cat Condo Care
5 areas Pet Stores. Check the stores
Adoptable shelter cats and kittens residing in cat habitats at 5 area pet stores. The cats are showing and being adopted seven days a week. This has increased our live release of Cats up to 97%. This arrangement requires 70 volunteer shifts per week. Volunteers feed, clean, and socialize the cats at the stores.
- Online orientation.
- Cat Condo online training.
- "Hands on" training session at the store.