Current Shelter Population: 102
At least one “shift” of 2-6 hours on the same day each week is necessary as consistency is the key. The amount of time per shift will depend upon how many other volunteers are scheduled at the shelter at that time on that day of the week.
The shelter runs optimally with three volunteers working at the same time. It is possible to have only one volunteer working, but new volunteers never work alone.
T-shirts and jeans are appropriate. Do not wear anything that you would not be okay with getting somewhat dirty. (Ferrets tend to shake their heads after getting medications, for example.) Closed-toe shoes are also highly recommended.
The GCFA Shelter has 56 animal cages, four large playpens, two desks and basic counter space and sink with one small bathroom. It is kept clean and is no different than a small pet store in many respects.
Expect to learn more about ferrets and enjoy meeting and taking care of furries that need your love and a forever home!
There is work at the Shelter that is needed other than working with the animals. Assistance with, laundry, record keeping and general cleaning is also greatly needed and appreciated.
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Monthly Shelter Expenses
..all prices are approximate..