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 How to Help The Animal Shelter
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"You can help. Spay or neuter your pet. It’s THAT important!"

You can help the animals at the Lake County Animal Shelter too!

Become a Animal Foster Parent

Become a Pet Foster Parent

Apply to become a foster parent for pets until they are placed in their forever homes. Sign up is easy!

Become a Shelter Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer at the shelter and make a difference in the lives of the animals and give back to your community! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Please note that a background check is required to become a volunteer for Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Click here to start your application.

Donations

Donate to Animal Services Today!Donations are tax-deductible under 501(c)3.

The Shelter is always in need of donated items such as blankets, towels, newspapers, food, litter, etc. Many of these items are used to help keep the shelter clean but also provide more comfortable conditions for the animals while under our care.

We also accept donations of new and lightly-used animal-related items such as carriers, kennels, bowls, scratching posts, hamster cages, etc. These items are recycled to new owners and shelter visitors at a fraction of their original cost in the form of donations.

Donated items can be dropped off at the shelter during normal visitation hours.

All donated funds are placed in a special trust fund for the animals, designated specifically for the prevention of animal over-population. We use these funds to help cover the cost of a veterinarian who performs sterilizations before adoptees leave the shelter, medications and testing supplies, and general animal welfare. Donated funds stay at the shelter and are used solely for animal welfare. Make a donation online now!

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