Court Ordered Community Service
If you must perform a specified number of "volunteer" hours and will requre an official signature or documents please visit the link below for further instructions.
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 here for 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 18 years old and complete the training to volunteer with Shelter Friends.
Please complete our Senior Project Registration Form here:
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. To help save more animals we try to send these pets to foster homes.
Do you want to learn about a more hands on way to help save animal lives? Talk to us about becoming a foster family for kittens. 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.
If you would like to join us in helping animals AND the senior community please register as a
Shelter Friend PAWS Pet Food Delivery Volunteer.
These volunteers will take weekly pet food pantry deliveries to Meals on Wheels seniors in our PAWS program.
Just select YES as your answer on the last question of our registration form. This volunteer position does require your own fuel, transportation and a background check through the Senior Center.