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- Don’t be shy about throwing someone else’s hat into the ring besides your own. Sharing is caring.
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- Fill in this form as well and completely as you can and let your team begin.
- Pat yourself on the back, if you’re flexible enough. You have not only volunteered some able bodies, minds, hearts, and souls for a critical local endeavor...you have also created an opportunity for bonding and mutual enlightenment that might change their lives as well.
- Let us know specific information (if it feels pertinent) about your volunteers that might help us find the perfect organization for you.
- Start thinking of a name for your group. If it helps, think how it would look on a plaque somewhere or certificate of appreciation. Teams tends to collect thank you’s exponentially.
- Sarasota in Defense of Animals
- Animal Rescue & Adoptions
Dog holders: 3 weekends a month at Petsmart in the Sarasota Landings, 11:00 am- 3:30 pm. .
To provide a forum for the protection of animals, operation of a "no-kill" animal sanctuary for lifetime care of up to 400 abandoned and homeless domestics (dogs, cats, ducks, geese, swans, cows, horses, pigs, chickens); to provide enhancements for rescue and adoption of stray/homeless animals in custody of the Sarasota County Animal Services Shelter & to advocate a "no-kill" community where no adoptable animal is put to death.
Provided care for 350 animals - dogs, cats, ducks, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, rabbits) at 10-acre sanctuary in rural Sarasota County, Florida since 1989, saving the lives that would otherwise be put to death for lack of a place to re-home. Raised all funds to pay for food, veterinary care and to fulfill lifetime needs of resident animals.
Sponsored a community service, free cat sterilization clinic for un-owned free-roaming cats, vaccinating, spaying/neutering 480 cats, preventing thousands of unwanted kitten births. Raised funds for professional veterinary surgeries and 24 trained volunteer staff performed duties, i.e. appointments, receiving, pre-op and post-op.
Sponsored 4 adopt-a-thon's for county owned animals adopting out 80 dogs and cats in 2011. Our adoption counselors and 25 volunteers conduct all phases, including advertisement, public support, etc.
Sponsored an off-site adoption program, providing transport & volunteer adoption teams for county homeless dogs & cats on a weekly basis.
Provided foster care in private homes of puppies and kittens too young (less than 8 weeks) to be put into a county adoption program in 2011, saving the lives of hundreds of kittens and puppies by nurturing them through the sensitive first weeks of their lives bottle feeding orphans.
We need several dog holders 3 weekends a month at Petsmart in the Sarasota Landings. We have saved 5000 Sarasota County shelter animals through this adoption prorgam.
Strong dog holders needed, as most dogs are 50 lbs. Dress appropriate, as you will need to walk dogs. Some students wear T-shirts with their high school logo.
|Opportunities Remaining||Specialty Needed||Time Commitment|
|5 More needed||Anyone||
How often: Weekly
What time: Morning
|All Ages Additional notes: RESPONSIBLE volunteers who can hold 50 lb dogs for 4.5 hours on a Saturday or Sunday.||
Petsmart at Sarasota Landings