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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Not sure if this is the right forum for my post; a lady from Santa Monica, CA would like to volunteer with rescue groups in her area; she tried the Amanda Society but they never answered her e-mails & phone calls. So she's looking for other groups. Please contact me that I'll pass it on..thank-you very much
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 02:33 PM
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I think it will be fine here
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 02:48 PM
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Isn't there a Humane Society or Humane Association chapter there?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 04:04 PM
 
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She can try stopping by a Petsmart or Petco when there is a rescue that is holding adoptions. She can then talk to them and get a feel for whether she likes the folks running the organization. And they will more than likely be so happy to find an eager volunteer. That way she will have met them in person and more than likely she will find a good match with a rescue group. Good luck!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 05:37 PM
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Sometimes it takes walking through the front door of a shelter and saying "HEY! I want to volunteer!" Most places have volunteer applications so they can match up interests and abilities with work details...for instance, mine says "Webmastering and authoring experience, non-fiction writing expertise, looking to work the crud AM cleaning detail, or staff support, please do NOT put me in public-relations type jobs" (nonetheless, I answered phones/emails for a week straight when we were inundated with puppy-mill dogs and hundreds of adopters, and even did a few cat adoptions that week, but as a rule, they keep Gudewife FAR away from the general public! )

Really, there's so much going on that a lot of times the volunteer emails get pushed to the bottom of the pile underneath the adoptions, surrenders, and vet stuff...but when someone walks through the door and volunteers, it gets taken more seriously.
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