Make a Difference: Volunteer!

The Sanctuary at Haafsville is very proud of the commitment and dedication of our volunteers.  As we are a volunteer-based organization, we could not save all these dogs and cats without YOU!

What does it mean to become a Volunteer at The Sanctuary?

Volunteering is a mutually beneficial arrangement for both the volunteers and the animals. Though volunteers will of course care for the animals; the animals also give back to volunteers. Through the animals’ gentle presence, individuals and groups can gain peace and a sense of purpose.

 

Committed volunteers socialize, walk, clean, and love the animals entrusted to our care. 

 

We are looking for volunteers that can be scheduled for ongoing, regular, 2-3 hour weekly or bi-weekly shifts. The minimum requirement for initial volunteers is to commit to these regular hours for at least a 3-month term after signing up. It takes a lot of effort and time to train new volunteers so please be aware of these expectations. Also, because of this, we do not offer summer only volunteer opportunities. For folks who cannot make this type of commitment, we also need Event & Fundraising VolunteersBuilding/Maintenance Volunteers, as well as other opportunities!

 

  • Students and others required to do community service will be welcomed to do so at The Sanctuary—a place of peace and mutual benefit.
  • Youths and seniors, individually or in groups, will be encouraged to come and spend time helping to care for our animals and socializing with them. The animals will benefit from their attention and the people will gain the joy and comfort of interaction with animals.
  • The Sanctuary will provide scouting groups opportunities to help them qualify for badges or provide community service.
  • Other youth groups, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and church groups will have a place to assemble, to enjoy time with each other and with the animals.

To learn more, or to register for a training session, please use the online form below.

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       Adoption Spotlight

 

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Shelly
Over a year ago, we got a call from the police that a cat had been abandoned in the middle of the sidewalk in a carrier. After checking with neighbors and making sure she didn't have a microchip, we welcomed her into our community.
 
We named her Shelly for Shel Silverstein because her sidewalk ended at the Sanctuary. Shelly, while adorable and affectionate with people, had a strong dislike for other cats. At the shelter, she was very anxious. However, one of our volunteers saw what a great cat Shelly is and offered to foster her. 
 
Shelly has absolutely thrived in her foster home! This is what her foster mom had to say. "She is so content to sit on your lap and snooze away. Her favorite toy is a crinkly tunnel so she can hide and pounce. Unfortunately she doesn't do well around other cats. She desperately wants to be next to her person all day long but gets anxious when other cats come near."
 
Shelly will make an incredible companion in a one cat household. Her foster home does have other cats and is not the right long term fit for her.
 
After being abandoned and anxious, Shelly deserves the very best life! We know that one cat homes can be a challenge to find but we also believe that Shelly's perfect home is out there. If you are looking for a cat to snuggle on your lap, make you laugh with her antics, and complete your family, Shelly is the girl for you!
 
Shelly is about 2 years old, healthy, spayed, vaccinated, negative for FeLV / FIV, litter trained and microchipped.
 
Shelly's sidewalk led to the Sanctuary but her journey certainly hasn't ended. Her next path leads straight to her forever family!
 
**Direct adoption inquiries to:
484-285-5445 (option 4)
**Request an application by emailing:

The Sanctuary at Haafsville

901 Nestle Way

Breinigsville, PA 18031

PH:  (484) 285-5445

 

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