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Volunteering to help pets can be one of the most meaningful things a person could do. They can get involved with pet therapy, be a fundraiser or take one for a walk among other things. Pet lovers may want to consider these animal shelters in New York City.

ASPCA Adoption Center

Elitedaily.com relates that a great animal shelter to consider is ASPCA Adoption Center. Volunteer with the FIR team to aid in a disaster or cruelty. Join the Horse Action Team to advocate against the slaughter of horses. Care for the shelter animals and help them get a new home. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old plus no group projects or short-term volunteers.

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center

This no-kill shelter makes an effort to save homeless pets’ lives. Thousands of cats and dogs are killed each day in U.S. shelters while Best Friends sends their message of awareness. The multitudes of opportunities include being a community ambassador, fostering or transporting homeless pets.

Animal Care Centers of NYC

Animal Care Centers of NYC works with animal placement organizations and adopts animals to the public with finding perfect homes for rabbits, dogs and cats in mind. Train to be a Companion Volunteer for the pets and interact with them at the care center or offsite. Advance to become an Adoption Facilitator, Corporate Volunteer Day Facilitator or work in Pet Photography.

Animal Haven

Animal Haven provides homes for the abandoned pets of the area and makes them more adoptable by providing behavior intervention if necessary. Help with daily operations by bathing and cleaning the facility, dog walking or cat socializing. Choose one niche or gain multifaceted skills.

Other Shelters:

  • Animal Haven
  • Bideawee
  • The Humane Society of New York
  • Waggytail Rescue
  • Paws NY
  • Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue
  • Shelter Chic Animal Rescue
  • BARC Shelter
  • Sean Casey Animal Rescue
  • Ollie’s Place and Mighty Mutts

Pets give unconditional love and deserve to have this in return. Volunteering is a selfless effort. The priceless benefit? Feel like a genuine human being who cares.