Do you have a love for animals in need? Experience taking care of kittens or animals with special needs? There are many ways to support the homeless animals in Lakewood.
Personal efforts by people like you help provide our community’s stray cats and dogs a better quality of life during their time at the shelter. At this time, we do not offer any volunteering opportunities at the shelter. We welcome community members to stop by the shelter anytime during adoption hours to walk, play, and socialize the animals.
Additionally, we are always looking for passionate people to join our foster network or help with transportation and coordination of our spay/neuter program.
Don’t have time to volunteer but want to help the animals in need at the shelter? Below is a list of items that the Animal Control Officers are always in need of to help care for the homeless animals at the shelter. New or unused items are preferred.
Personal efforts by people like you help provide our community’s stray cats and dogs a better quality of life during their time at the shelter. The shelter offers volunteer opportunities for dependable persons, 16 years and older. Volunteers are assigned to help the Animal Control Officers on Saturdays between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Throughout the year we need volunteers to help with scheduled fundraisers such as our Hair of the Dog Happy Hour, Lakewood Summer Meltdown, and Arts Festival Bake Sale. The best way to get involved is to email to find out what opportunities are available and when our next member meeting will be held.CONTACT US
We would love to add you to our foster care netowork! During primarily the spring and summer months, we work with the Animal Control Officers to place animals (primarily cats and kittens) in foster homes when they are newly born, ill, or in need of special attention. On average we place 30-40 animals a year in foster care. Food and supplies are provided. If you have room in your home and heart for these litters, please fill out our foster application.CONTACT US
Do you have a flexible schedule and interest in helping with our spay/neuter program? CCLAS partners with the shelter and the APL to ensure all cats and kittens are spayed or neutered before they are adopted. Volunteers are needed to transport animals from the shelter to the APL for their appointment. Availability Tuesdays between the hours of 8AM & 9AM or 4PM & 5PM is a must. Appointments are once a week as needed.CONTACT US