If people want to volunteer to help, how can they get more information?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Animal welfare expert Lesa Miller discusses how people can more information on volunteering to help in an emergency situation.

    Host: If people want to volunteer to help, how can they get more information?

    Lesa Miller: Well, they can contact their local shelter like for instance, us here at the Animal Welfare League and ask who they can speak with and what they can do to learn more as far as training goes because it is going to be necessary that volunteers dont just walk in off the street, they need to preferably have some hands on animal experience. But other people who dont have hands on experience can also help in an emergency situation with paper work, admitting and registration of animals and something that's not so hands on as direct care taking, but we are going to meet lots of volunteers as anyone would in a disaster. But it needs to be very organized and somewhat selective because we want to do it for the safety of the volunteers and do it right for the safety of the animals and preferably, volunteers who have their rabies shots. A lot of people dont have that and we understand that, but certainly those people might be -- have a better chance of getting into help us out.