JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – Right now animals aren’t the problem at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, but the staff is.
They have only about six workers to operate the entire shelter and are in need of volunteers.
Sandy Clark, one of the workers set up a program to get more volunteers in the doors.
“What we’re looking for is dog walkers and people to come in and spend time with them to help them manage the shelter stress here, then get them ready for adoption.”
But that’s not all they need, they also want cat cuddlers and groomers to help the animals feel more comfortable.
Cascades Humane Society, on the other hand, needs adopters.
“In order to accept any more animals, surrenders, or strays, it’s really important that we also have them going out.”
Cascades is now full and although they have a cage or two open for emergencies, they can’t accept another animal until one is adopted.
As a no-kill shelter, it’s easy to fill every cage.
“We are no-kill and that’s wonderful so if someone comes in, we keep them until they get adopted.”
Both shelters, however, are in need of supplies. From toys to food to bleach, shelters rely heavily on donations to keep giving pets a temporary home.
“Cat litter is something we run out of pretty frequently, and cat supplies.”
The “big thing right now we’re lacking is cleaning supplies, and those are pretty costly so if anyone has some spare paper towel rolls or if they’re going to Meijer and they want to pick up some cleaning supplies we’re always looking for that.”
Click: Cascades Humane Society