How You Can Help

YOU CAN HELP IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS!

There are many ways you can help us to achieve our goals in animal rescue, here is just a partial listing.  Perhaps something here might peak your interest and if so feel free to submit an volunteer application at any time. There is always a place for someone that would like to give of his or her time, – no mater how much or how little. There are many needs within our organization and without a doubt we can find something that will fit you just right.

FOSTERING

Nothing compares to the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment than being a foster family to a homeless pet. We are always on the lookout for loving, caring families that will be willing to open up their homes to a needy dog or cat. We will equip you with all the supplies and resources needed to successfully care for your foster animal. Veterinary care is supplied along with food and the proper equipment necessary in order to meet the needs of your companion.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES

Not all work is fostering. If you’d like to help, but due to circumstances you cannot take in a foster, you might consider one of many other ways to get involved. We have several committees that would welcome your input and assistance. Several are listed below:

As with all non-profit organizations you can never have enough hands to help out in this area. The Event Committee is responsible for planning imaginative and resourceful ways to raise money. If you like to roll up your sleeves and get involved in the inner-workings of an organization this might be your cup of tea!
This committee is responsible for the recruiting and training of new volunteers making sure each and every one not only has the knowledge of what our organization is about but how they can best utilize their talents. If you like working with enthusiastic and energetic people this is where you want to be!
Maybe it might interest you to work with the Animal Committee for intake. These people are responsible for taking the initial contact calls and routing them to the appropriate foster family. Also needed are persons who can evaluate potential adopters and assist in making the perfect match between family and pet. This gives you a real opportunity to be directly involved with animal rescue and can be most rewarding and satisfying.

Other Opportunities And Needs

We may just be in need of your special skills but not know it yet! There is always a place for someone that would like to give of his or her time no mater how much or how little. There are many needs within our organization and without a doubt we can find something that will fit you just right.

  • Experience in canine or feline behavior management could qualify you to be a trainer or advisor within our organization.
  • Maybe you’re good with computers we need people to maintain contact lists, mailing lists, and perform other various computer duties.
  • You might prefer to remain in the background there are many behind-the-scenes duties like letter writing, office and secretarial duties, or maintaining records.
  • If you have a special talent or skill – why not put it to work for AFL? How about Marketing? Advertising? Phone work? Maybe even poster and sign construction.

Whatever your talent we can put it to work to benefit the many needy animals coming through our organization.

Unable To Volunteer In Person?

If you find yourself unable to volunteer in person but still want to make a difference in the lives of our homeless pets you may want to consider a monetary or supply/equipment donation. It takes a substantial investment to bring many of our animals back to health and keep them healthy and fed. We strive for 100% spay/neuter for all of our fosters so our vet bills are always substantial.

You can use this link to visit our Adopt page to see a breakdown of average costs and expenses for our animals. We are a 100% all volunteer organization and all money donated goes directly toward the health and welfare of the animals we foster. Because we are a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization all donations are tax deductible.

You can use this link to visit our How to Help page and see if there is anything on it you might have around your home that you may be able to donate to us. All donations – monetary, supplies or equipment – no matter how small are always appreciated and we will make arrangements to pick them up at your convenience.

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GIVE A MONETARY DONATION

Please consider a cash donation via PayPal.  All monetary donations are used for animal vet care, food, cat litter and all the other items needed to care for the animals in our foster homes.

Click the link below to make a donation today!


VISIT OUR AMAZON WISHLIST

Amazon makes it easy for you to send donations to our organization.  We select what we need, the items go into our Wishlist, then, you can go online and choose something from the list to purchase, then when you checkout, your purchases will ship directly to us!

 

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Want to Meet Us? Come Join Us.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  AFL meets monthly, every fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. We meet at St. Martin of Tours Church in Kalamazoo.  Our meetings are casual and everyone is invited. Bring your dinner with you, that’s okay! This is a great way to keep in touch with fellow volunteers and happenings in AFL. Your input and ideas are always welcome!
Address: St Martin of Tours Church, 2010 Nichols Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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