We can not run the shelter without Volunteers
1. Meet new friends
you will be surrounded by people who love animals as much as you do, and they might even become lifelong friends.
2. Your efforts will help an animal get ready and increase its chances for a new home
Animals that appear happy and healthy have a bigger chance to be adopted.Our shelter animals need lots of love and attention. At Wollies we have a lovely walking trail where you can take our animals for a walk.
3.Boost your mood and health
Volunteering gives us a sense of satisfaction for helping others. It lowers stress, makes you feel needed and appreciated, increase happiness andmuch more. It is a feel good activity and what better way to spend the day than with furry friends.
5.Trying something new is fun
A new activity can be exciting an a change of pace for a mundane or repetitive schedule. Why not make that something new be volunteering??
You will gain a host of other benefits and the rush of happiness when a pet you helped get a new FOREVER home.
4. Gain experience
Young adults can become better acquainted with animals, experience responsibility and gain reference for employers or tertiary institutions. Working adults can include it on their resume. Someone who is unemployed can get a boost of self esteem and confidence by being part of a team.
6. Stay active
Being a volunteer keeps your mind, body and emotions active and healthy.
7. Become part of an important team
Animal shelters need money and people to stay open. Some of them face closure constantly. YOU could be one of those extra hands that help another pet get adopted
If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit our shelter, we would like to this opportunity to do so and we look forward to introducing you to our family. During your visit your will get first hand sight of exactly what we do and how we go about doing it. Volunteers are very special to us, and I always say that I would never be able to do this without the help of the volunteers. We rely on the love, dedication and passion of our volunteers to help us to meet our goals and face our challenges.
We open daily from 09h00 till 17h00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We are closed on Wednesdays, and on a Sunday we are open until 12h00.
Currently we take care of nearly 700 dogs and 300 cats, so there is always plenty to do.
Of course, the cats are much more peaceful and you can spend
hours with them. They have a beautiful big enclosure that is divided for the
bigger cats and of course the nursery for the little ones.
You can sit quietly under the trees and brush them and just spoil them with love and attention. Treats are always welcome.
If you want to get involved with the dogs, this involves the following.
The dogs - is a totally different story and you have to prepare yourself for lots of jumping, excitement and energy. They are usually elated when they see there are people who want to play and walk with them.
We prefer that the dogs get special attention (due to the
fact that they are more dependent on human interaction as cats) and prefer that
the volunteers try to take as many of our dogs out for a walk.
We have a lovely area where you can walk them. If you prefer, you may also play with them in the kennel. We also have a play area (an old tennis court), where you can take some of the dogs to let them play in the area.
Otherwise, there is always help needed cleaning the kennels, giving fresh water, picking up poo…. And shaking out the blankets etc.