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Volunteer Opportunities at the Humane Society

21 January 2015   Katie Cornelius

You, too, can cuddle with a furry friend.

Did you know that volunteering has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and promote good health? Now add some furry friends into the mixture and you have the purr-fect opportunity to benefit yourself and others!

Yavapai Humane Society is the temporary home for dogs and cats in need of a forever home; while shelter animals are given clean beds and food by staff, it is the volunteers who take dogs on walks and cuddle the cats. This act of human kindness is an immeasurable gift to the animals, who are likely scared and lonely. Volunteers are often rewarded for their efforts with a wagging tail or a soft purr; something money cannot buy.

In addition to animal care, YHS is always in need of volunteers who are able to take photographs, do administrative work, share humane education in the community, help with general shelter maintenance, and help staff both their Thrift Store and low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Volunteers must take a mandatory one hour orientation before helping out; dog walkers and cat cuddlers require three additional hours of training to ensure both volunteer and animal are comfortable. Orientation is offered several times a month, and sign up is available at their website,

For more information, stop by the Yavapai Humane Society at 1625 Sundog Ranch Road in Prescott daily from 11am - 6pm or contact Elisabeth Haugan at (928)445-2666.