Animal shelters play an important role in protecting lost and abandoned animals in Barcelona, but often they can be overcrowded. As a volunteer on this project, I will support the shelters to cope with the significant number of animals and improve the conditions for these cats and dogs.
Volunteer support is crucial in playing with the cats and dogs to keep them active and healthy, so they can be adopted or re-integrated with local families.
My core role is to walk and play with animals so they have time out of their enclosures each day. I will also help with cleaning, feeding and raising awareness in the community about animal abandonment. The long term aim of volunteering with animals is to have them ready to be adopted. That means they should be healthy and happy and appealing for local families who come into the shelter looking to adopt.
I will be working alongside local volunteers as well as the organisation staff to support with the day-to-day operations of the shelters. I may have the opportunity to assist with minor medical treatment, building dog fences, campaigns to raise awareness or social media and photography to help promote the shelters.