Fulton Animal Shelter in Search of Volunteers

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Are you stressed out from schoolwork? Do you miss your pets? Why not volunteer at the local animal shelter?

Grabb Animal Shelter, located at 60 W. Industrial Drive in Fulton, is home to 40 dogs and 20 cats, and employees are looking for volunteers to help care for the animals.

As a volunteer, you would be asked to perform jobs such as walking dogs, leash-training puppies and playing with cats. Volunteers should have a passion for animals, not be afraid to get dirty and genuinely want to help out.

Sam Grabb, who co-owns the shelter with his wife Daisy, explained that it is very important for the animals to receive human interaction.

“Often animals come in, and I would say 90 percent are strays,” Mr. Grabb said. “Some have never even had an owner, and for others, it has been a really long time, so we strongly encourage volunteers to come in and teach animals how to be around people.”

Student volunteer Anna Elder, ’19, called volunteering at the shelter a “win-win situation.”

“You get to spend time with these animals as if they are your pets back home, and they get the love and affection that they deserve and need,” she said.

Grabb Animal Shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Employees prefer that you call a day in advance to let them know when you will be coming in, which you can do at 573-642-7443, but drop-ins are always welcome.

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