The Shelter

Contact Us

303 Shaw Avenue
Charles City, Iowa 50616

phone  (641) 228-0262
email  pawscharlescity@gmail.com

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©2016 BY PAWS HUMANE SOCIETY

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There is a place in your community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care.  It’s your local humane society.

The PAWS Humane Society is devoted to helping provide comfort and care to the community’s unwanted animals.  Our goal is to help them find happy, healthy, and loving homes.  We can’t do this alone and rely on the support of people like you throughout the community.

It takes many people in many capacities to achieve our success.  Volunteers and supporters are the key.  Please give consideration to the giving of yourself to the animals in any of the following ways.

 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

A critical aspect of the success of our operation is the recruitment of volunteers. Volunteering your time is one of the best ways to help the animals.  Persons are continually needed to assist with the cleaning, care and exercising of the animals.  Whether you can help walk dogs, clean cages, or assist with a fund-raising event, you can make a difference in each of the animal’s lives. When you give the animals the gift of your time, you’ll get back something even more precious.  Enjoy a wagging tail, a purr, and a smile.  Didn’t someone once say all the best things in life are free?

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

You’ll join a network 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. 

You’ll never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you have comforted. Who can’t use another loyal support in life? You’ll make lots of new friends, and not just the four-legged kind.  Working side by side people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.  You might discover skills you never knew you had, and you may be surprised at what you’re capable of achieving. 

HELP CARE FOR THE ANIMALS

Kenneling is done once a day.  Each kenneling session needs one person to kennel the cats and one to kennel the dogs. The animals are given food and water, exercised, and have their kennels cleaned out.  We need help seven days a week for exercising.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older unless accompanied by an adult with parental approval. 

ANIMAL SOCIALIZING

Help the animals develop in their socialization skills by walking them, playing with them, brushing them and giving them one-on-one attention.  Help them overcome traits they have that may make them less adoptable such as shyness, jumping, or barking. Something as simple as petting and brushing can make a difference.

ADOPT A PET & ENCOURAGE OTHERS

We are devoted to the animals entrusted to our care and do all we can to make sure they are placed in good homes. We require all prospective adoptions to be subject to application and interviewing before the animal can be released from the shelter. If the adoption is approved, the animal will be spayed or neutered and have all vaccinations brought up to date. View our Adoption Information page for details on how you can begin the steps to finding a new best friend.

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