The Blount County Animal Shelter animals need attention every day regardless of whether the complex is open or not. This means that the Blount County Animal Center complex is open to volunteers every day.
Volunteers are needed to:
Answer Phones and Take Messages for Animal Control
Clean Kennels and Cages
Help Maintain Facility Sanitation
Help Maintain Pet Photos and Pet Information
Help With Adoptions, Intake, Vetting, Laundry, Surgery, Events, and Transports
Play With Puppies and Kittens
Resolve Public Animal Issues
Walk and Exercise Dogs
Volunteers will be required to:
Attend a General Orientation and Any Scheduled Training
Volunteer Two Hours a Week
Please note that missing your schedule is hard on the animals and the other volunteers. Please be prepared to make a commitment.
To apply to be a volunteer at the Blount County Animal Center complex, print out the Volunteer Application (PDF), complete it, and bring it to your volunteer orientation class. You may call the Animal Center at 980-6244 to find out when the next orientation class is scheduled.
On your first shift at the shelter, your life begins!