We are a group of experienced volunteers who care greatly for the animals of our community. We give our time to provide enrichment experiences to the animals of Cherokee County Animal Shelter.
Click herefor registration and volunteering information.
For younger "Shelter Friends" we have the Read to Me program below.
High School Senior Project Students
Students can complete a senior project at Cherokee County Animal Shelter with the help of our project facilitator. Students who choose to be directly involved in handling animals must be 17 years old and complete the training to volunteer with Shelter Friends.
Cherokee County Animal Shelter invites young readers to come with their parents to read to the animals. Students can register for the Read to Me Program and receive a punch card for keeping track of the books they read. Punches earn rewards to keep students motivated toward reading success. Families are welcome to read in the cat rooms anytime the shelter is regularly open. The staff keeps several books available just for the program but readers are also welcome to bring their own favorite books.
If you would like to register your child for the program see a staff member for details .
Animals stress out in a shelter, it is a fact of shelter life. Some animals have a longer stay with us due to their age or medical condition and some senior animals just won’t be comfortable enough to get to know potential adopters living in the shelter. To help save more animals we try to send these pets to foster homes.
Do want to learn about a more hands on way to help save animal lives? Talk to us about becoming a foster family for kittens, senior dogs or even dogs with a short term medical need. The shelter provides all necessary vet treatments, medications, food and supplies for a foster family. The family is responsible for providing a loving home environment.