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VOLUNTEER

All Volunteers must check in at the front desk before visiting with the animals. Please call and schedule a time and date beforehand if you are a group of FOUR or more. Children under 18 years of age MUST have an adult with them at all times. You must be over 18 years old to hold the leash of any canines.

 

We love having volunteers and often rely on their help for the success of events as well as the happiness of the animals. To volunteer for more than playing with the animals, please come in and fill out an application. We would love to have your help. You must be over the age of 18 to volunteer inside the shelter. Come help us out at regularly scheduled times- or whenever you have an hour or two to spare. Click here for a volunteer application

 

To volunteer at clinics/events you must be 16 years of age and available weeknights and Saturdays. Please email Carrie doglicensedivision@gmail.com or call us at 801-851-4080.

 

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FOSTERING 

With the high demand put on our employees and the number of animals entering our shelter, we find ourselves with cats and kittens that need more care than we have time for. We do not have around-the-clock staff to help abandoned, malnourished, newborn kittens in need.

The community can help us through our foster program. By taking these kittens into a home it gives them the best chance of survival and ultimately, adoption.

Currently our cat foster program at SUVAS mainly focuses on kittens and  special need cats. Foster opportunities would generally be for:

  •  A litter of orphaned kittens without a mother

  •  Individually orphaned kittens

  • Mother cat with a litter of kittens, or

  • Medical recovery cat or kitten.

  • Unaltered cat or kittens (foster to adopt)

SUVAS also has the need for dog fosters which could include but not limited to:

  • Small dogs

  • Medium and large adult dogs

  • Moms with puppies

  • Puppies with out moms

  • Dogs in behavioral decline

  • Shy or under socialized dogs

  • Seniors

  • Dogs in need of dog and human manners

  • Long term hospice care

Foster families play an essential role in animal rescue. They provide care and support for the most vulnerable animals in our shelter.

While in a foster home, our animals learn how to bond with people, receive necessary personal care, and avoid exposure to common shelter illnesses, all while away from the stress of a shelter environment. 

Our fosters are able to learn more about each animal's personality and needs, which in turn helps the adoption staff to find fitting adoptive homes. 

Fostering also opens up space in the shelter allowing us to save more lives. 

Fosters are required to fill out an application which will be reviewed by the shelter manager. Fosters must also watch a training video and answer a short set of questions about the video. Inquiring fosters will meet with our foster coordinator in order to become familiar with our procedures and to identify which type of fostering will be best for you and your home.

Are you ready to start helping us save lives?