The Fernie Pets Society is a volunteer organization. We rely on community support to run our programs, and volunteers are essential to our continued operation. There are many different ways to get involved as a volunteer. If you would like to help in any capacity, please get in touch with us.
Because we do not have an animal shelter, we rely on volunteers to provide shelter for lost or homeless animals that come into our care.
Fostering lost pets usually involves providing shelter and care for only a short while, typically a day or two until the owner can be located.
Homeless or very young pets may require long term fostering. This can be a time-consuming effort, but it’s also one of the most rewarding ways to help homeless pets. Providing a “stepping stone” for animals in search of permanent homes saves lives, and helps set the stage for successful adoptions. Dogs and cats who are fostered in positive, nurturing environments by people with basic training and behavior knowledge are more likely to be adopted; less likely to suffer from behavior and training problems; and less stressed and more able to adapt to life in their new homes.
For more information on how to become a foster guardian, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We occasionally require volunteers with vehicles to transport pets to and from veterinary facilities. We provide the pet cages or carriers.
The vast majority of our funding comes from grants and individual donors. We rely on fundraising events not only as a source of revenue, but to promote public awareness of our programs. All of our events are run by volunteers who donate their time, energy and resources. If you have ideas for fundraising, experience in writing funding requests, or if you’d like to help out with any of our events please contact us.
Dog Park Work Crews
We need volunteers to help with the cleanup and maintenance of the new off-leash dog park area between the railway tracks and Ridgemont. We’ll be organizing work parties this spring and summer to get the site ready by removing as much garbage and debris as possible, pruning trees and shrubs of deadwood and cutting back long grasses and weeds.
We have a immediate need for a Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, and communicating with volunteers. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and able to inspire others to get involved and to lend a helping hand. This is our go-to person for great ideas, whether it be for improving volunteer programs, fundraising efforts or community awareness.
We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. If any of these interest you, please fill out the volunteer application [maxbutton id=”2″]