Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA


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Canine Kitchen Cleaner

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Objective: To assist the Dog Care Team in their daily role of washing food bowls, water bowls, and toys.  To help maintain the cleanliness of the Canine Kitchen.   To assist with keeping the enrichment freezer full.

 

Each day, the staff members of the Dog Care Team are tasked with cleaning all food bowls, water bowls, and toys for every dog in their assigned room.  This task can slow down operations on the dog team as the staff is also tasked with inside and outside cleaning, walking high level dogs, and the processes required to get dogs ready for adoption.  A volunteer helping to fill this role would give each member of the dog team an estimated extra hour each day to drive those processes.

 

 

Cat Kitchen Cleaner

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Objective: To assist the Cat Care Team in their daily role of washing food bowls, water bowls, and toys.  To help maintain the cleanliness of the Cat Kitchen.   To assist with keeping the supplies for kennel set-up ready.

 

Each day, the staff members of the Cat Care Team are tasked with cleaning all food bowls, water bowls, toys, and litter boxes for each cat in their assigned room.  This task can slow down operations on the cat team as the staff is also tasked with cleaning each kennel, behavior assessments for feral cats, and the processes required to get cats ready for adoption.  A volunteer helping to fill this role would give each member of the cat team an estimated extra hour each day to drive those processes.

Dog Care Team

Objective:  To assist animal care technicians, or oversee directly, the daily cleaning and feeding tasks to ensure dogs have a clean environment to live in and prevent the spread of disease.  The goal is to have the kennels clean, set up, and have the dogs moved back inside before we open to the public.


Shift Times:  Monday-Saturday  7am or 8am-10am

Cat Care Team

Objective:  To assist animal care technicians, or oversee directly, the daily cleaning and feeding tasks to ensure cats have a clean environment to live in, prevent the spread of disease, and reduce stress from handling as much as possible.  The goal is to have the cages clean and set up by the time we open to the public.


Shift Times:  Monday-Saturday  7am or 8am-10am

 

 

Laundry

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Objective: To assist the Animal Care Team with maintenance of the laundry room.  To assist with washing, drying, and folding of laundry.  To assist with the distribution of clean blankets and towels to each animal housing room in the shelter.  To maintain an current list of supplies and quantities.

 

The Animal Care Team is tasked with maintaining the laundry room and keeping it clear of dirty laundry.  The laundry room is also a storage space for cleaning supplies.  The staff members each spend at least an hour a day maintaining the cleanliness of the laundry room.  A volunteer to assist in this area would free up staff to drive the processes required for getting animals ready for adoption.

Photos and Bios Creator

Objective:  To help increase the adoptability of a pet with cute photographs and videos as well as a well written, accurate biography of that animal that entices people to come to the shelter to meet the animal.

 

The number one reason people list why they adopted their pet is that they saw a cute photo or video online and they came in to meet them.  Photographs and accurate biographies are the way to make the greatest impact on the outcome of our animals.

Foster program

Our foster carers provide much-needed temporary homes for animals who require extra love and support before becoming available for adoption.

Showcase Animal Handler

All hands on deck! Help behind-the-scenes at various Community programs to raise awareness.

Front Desk Assistant

Create a welcoming environment so visitors can focus on learning about the amazing programs we offer. Opportunities from greeting visitors and to helping behind-the-scenes in our main office are available and waiting for you!

Dog Walking

Do you love hanging out with dogs?  Check out our dog walking program!

Cat Cuddling

Love Cats ?? We would love to hear from you!!

 

Fundraising

Fundraising is the process of gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies

Administration

Work performed within this group relates to a wide range of assignments in the provision of staff support to the internal operations and projects of the organization.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA is to create a community free of pet homelessness and animal suffering. Volunteers bring our mission to life by helping with every bit of what we do around the shelter.