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Volunteer

Do you love animals?

Want to help find homes for unwanted and abandoned animals?

Have a free Saturday a month with about 2 hours of time?

Are you responsible, independent and comfortable with computers?

Then this volunteer position is for you.
You can make a difference in the lives of animals, by helping the Nova Scotia SPCA Pictou County Branch.

Be part of the solution. You’ll join a network of hundreds of thousands of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You’ll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership and animal protection.

You’ll make lots of new friends—and not just the four-legged kind. Working side by side with people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.

Enjoy a wagging tail, a purr, and a smile. Didn’t someone once say that the best things in life are free?

The Nova Scotia SPCA Pictou County Branch is looking for committed, mature responsible volunteers that are proficient with computers and able to commit to one Saturday a month for 2 hours to help with adoptions at the shelter, anyone interested please contact us or fill out an application here.

Fostering

Everyday, the Cape Breton Branch receives calls from the public requesting assistance with stray, abandoned or homeless animals. To help care for these animals, the shelter has a foster care program to help with the abundance of calls.

The foster program will cover the cost of veterinary care, food, litter and anything else the animal requires. The role of a foster home is not to provide financial support, but rather to provide the love and patience the animal may need to regain their mental and physical health.

If you are thinking of becoming a foster parent, fine out more here

When you become an approved foster parent, you can decide which type of animal will work best in your home environment. If it is a dog you are interested in, there are always opportunities to open your home to a young puppy or a dog with medical or behavioral issues that may benefit from a stable home environment and just needs some extra socialization and love in a home before they can be put up for adoption. Sometimes this is the biggest impact a foster home can provide in an animal’s life.

One of the most common foster examples is unwanted mothers with a litter of kittens. During the summer months, the number of homeless cats and kittens flooding the shelter soars. The demand on shelter resources is made even greater since many of the kittens that come to the shelter are too young to be adopted. Keeping kittens at the shelter for up to 8 weeks before they are old enough to be adopted ties up kennel space, staff and resources. A foster home provides kittens with a quieter, less stressful environment where they can grow into healthy cats. Opening your home and heart as a foster parent to an abandoned animal is a rewarding way to become a volunteer! Fostering is a fantastic opportunity to make a hands-on contribution to saving animals’ lives.

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