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Hernando County Animal Services announces new volunteer program
Hernando County Animal Services announces new volunteer program

Brooksville, FL -- Want to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals, but don't have the resources or space to adopt any? The Hernando County Animal Services has announced their new Dog Walking/Cat Loving Program. The program is designed for volunteers who are interesting in working with animals while getting some exercise.

Animal Services says homeless animals that are confined for long periods of time may experience stress, health, and behavioral issues that negatively impact their chances for adoption.  As part of the new program, volunteers will provide daily attention, exercise, affection and socialization that the animals need to stay healthy, happy and one their way to "forever homes."

In addition to dog walkers and cat lovers, Hernando County Animal Services is also seeking volunteers for a variety of other duties including Rescue Coordinators, Lost & Found Advocates, Pet Adoption Advocates, and Pet Photographers.

A volunteer orientation and training session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Animal Shelter located at 19450 Oliver St. in Brooksville. Volunteers will be required to complete the County’s volunteer application and a training session prior to working with animals.

The volunteer application can be found on the website at www.hernandocounty.us/hr/volunteer. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing including long pants and walking shoes.

For more information on volunteer opportunities at Hernando County Animal Services, please contact us at 352-796-5062.

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