Chicago Animal Care and Control looking for animal lovers


While this observant dog is taken to concerts in the park, many are in shelters and are in need of love and attention and you can help

Chicago Animal Care and Control is searching for animal lovers who would like to help with several tasks.

Would you like to spend time working directly with animals? Then, you would be a great Adoption Volunteer.

Do you experience great joy when you re-unite a lost pet with his/her owner? Then possibly being a Lost Pet Volunteer is a perfect volunteer position for you.

Do you believe pets should be adopted by responsible pet owners? As an Adoption Screening Volunteer you would educate the public about ownership responsibilities.

Like to be around animals but prefer doing office work? As a Customer Service Volunteer, you will escort the public through the facility, answer phones, update a database, do various mailings and assist at special events.

If you are currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Illinois, you too have a needed skill. Interested candidates should be available to work between the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To become a volunteer you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Attend Animal Care & Control's New Volunteer Orientation Session.
  • Complete the City of Chicago fingerprint/background check (instructions will be assigned after attending an orientation session)
  • Complete Animal Care & Control's volunteer orientation program (date will be assigned after fingerprint/background check is cleared).
  • Certify that you have had a tetanus shot in the last five years

To sign up for an orientation session, first fill out a  Volunteer Application. Scan it. Then email it  or fax it to 312.747.1409, You may also pick up an application at Chicago Animal Care & Control's Facility, 2741 S. Western Ave., between noon and 7 p.m.



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