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Volunteering at Animal Services

Our adoption program has been temporarily “PAWS-ed” due to the current Stay at Home Order. At this time we are not accepting new adoption applications. Please keep an eye on our Petfinder page as we will be posting animals available for adoption as soon as our adoption program resumes.

The City of Hamilton Animal Services appreciates our volunteers who work with furry friends in our care and enrich our programs. We have a small volunteer program with seven volunteers at this time to help with the enrichment of animals in our shelter.

Volunteer opportunities 

  • We are not accepting Volunteer Applications as the Volunteer program is on hold due to COVID-19


Opportunities to volunteer with Animal Services:

  • Animal enrichment with dogs, cats and other domestic animals
  • Delivering found posters in the area where an animal was found
  • Searching social media and websites (i.e. Kijiji, Craigslist, newspapers) to help match found animals with lost reports
  • Transporting animals in your personal vehicle to and from the shelter for spay/neuter at clinics inside and outside the City of Hamilton.
  •  Attending public events with Animal Services staff to answer questions and educate the public about Hamilton Animal Services and Responsible Animal Ownership.

For more information about Hamilton Animal Services, email us at [email protected].

Animal Services volunteer transporting a dog to and from the shelter for clinic appointments