Vet Runs/Errands

Over 90% of the dogs and cats that we take in at TAPS still need to undergo spay/neuter surgery.  By law, they cannot be adopted out until they are spayed/neutered.  We have great partnerships with community vets to help with these surgeries but it is our responsibility to transport the animals to our partner vet's offices located in both Bartonville and Peoria.  Vet transporters are needed several mornings a week for approximately 2 hours beginning at 7:00 a.m.  Transporters are also needed several afternoons a week in the 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. range for approximately 2 hours.  Vet transporters utilize the TAPS vans.  Whether you can dedicate one morning or afternoon a week, or whether you have an open schedule, we could use you on our vet run team.  

Vet run volunteers should have a valid drivers license, be available for at least one morning or afternoon shift a week, and be able to communicate basic messages from the vet's office to the shelter staff. For example, 'dog A is not coming back tonight because he had a reaction to anesthesia and the vet's office wants to watch him'.  Vet run volunteers should be able to minimally handle dogs and cats as well.