Volunteers Needed for Garland's Pet Adoption Center
Garland Animal Services invites residents to volunteer their time and energy to help place homeless animals at the Garland Pet Adoption Center located at 813 Main St.
The new program is designed to allow volunteers to staff the center, provide service to customers, and care for animals. The Pet Adoption Center is currently open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Hours of operation will expand as the volunteer base grows.
“This center was designed to engage the community and this is a great opportunity to utilize volunteers to place unwanted animals into new homes,” said Jason Chessher, Health director.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and should be able to provide their own transportation to and from the facility. A short orientation class is required before individuals are allowed to sign up for work shifts. Orientation classes are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (depending on demand). Those interested can sign up for the next orientation class and learn more about the program by emailing petvolunteer@GarlandTx.gov. Residents also can visit the Pet Adoption Center to interact with and adopt animals. All animals at the center are ready for immediate adoption.
For more information, visit GarlandAnimalServices.org.