Mark your calendars for the biggest event of the year:

Spiderman

is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is not the kind of cat who needs a lot of attention - he prefers to do his own thing. If you're wanting a cat that will be in your face. well, that's not him! He's used to coming and going as he pleases, and may even be happy in a protected barn as long as he gets to come in when the weather gets cold. He doesn't mind a soft pet from time to time, just as long as he can maintain his independence. Come by to see if this is the cat for you!

Prim

is an 8 year old female Boxer/Mix who is a sweet older gal who just loves to be around people! She does have a high prey drive, so she can't go home with children or cats, but other than that, she would love to be a part of your life! Come meet her to see what you've been missing!

Freddy

is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is a retired "neighborhood roamer." He, along with his brother, Jason, are looking for a forever family who will let them chill and hang out. If you have room in your house for two retired sprinters, ask the front desk to meet them today!

Madonna

is a 5 year old female Terrier, American Pit Bull/Retriever, Labrador Mix who will prove to you that her love for you will last much longer than diamonds, gold and fancy cars! She can't go home with children, but you won't need any with her in your life! Race down to the Shelter to meet her today!

Jason

is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who, along with his brother, Freddy, is a retired "neighborhood roamer." They are both looking for a forever family who will let them chill and hang out. If you have room in your house for two retired sprinters, ask the front desk to meet them today!

Smiles

is a 2 year old male Border Collie/Mix who came to us from the Panhandle Humane Society. He was a staff favorite there who stole a ton of hearts! Smiles is very energetic and would love an active family. He can't share a home with children or small animals because of his herding tendencies, but trust us when we say he would be the perfect addition to your life!

Shelly

is a 1 year old female albino ferret who, like most ferrets, is pretty unique. Come meet her - she certainly leaves an impression!

Sassy

is a 3 year old female Entlebucher Mountain Dog/Mix who is very loyal and protective! She can be a bit skittish when you meet her but warms up quickly with treats! Sassy is very selective of other dogs and extremely barrier and leash reactive. She would benefit greatly from basic obedience training and boundary setting. Sassy must meet everyone she will be going home with - both two and four legged, but would still love nothing more than to go home with you!

Volunteer Opportunities


Currently Looking For:

 

VOLUNTEER CAT TRAPPER

Purpose: To assist with Cheyenne Animal Shelter control the community cat population through trapping, neutering and vaccinating cats and then returning them to their colony

Reports To: Medical Director Location: Veterinary Clinic

Age Requirement:  Minimum age 18 yrs     Time commitment: Variable

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing relationships with colony cat caretakers
  • Scheduling trapping days with caretakers and veterinary staff
  • Setting up traps on trapping days
  • Transporting cats from colony to shelter and back again for veterinary care
  • Helping to educate community members on community cats and how the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is approaching their management.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an active volunteer ages 18 and up
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Compassion for animals and their welfare
  • Professional, positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Must be able to work around cats

 

Training/support provided: Complete Volunteer Orientation and attend brief training class on TNR. Work with a mentor until you are comfortable trapping on your own

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Requires standing for short periods of time, being able to lift 15-20 lbs on a regular basis, and working around cats.

Attire:  Follow guidelines in the Volunteer Policy and Procedures Handbook.

Benefits:

  • Personal satisfaction that you are helping to improve the welfare of cats in our community

 

VOLUNTEER VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Purpose: To assist with Cheyenne Animal Shelter veterinary team care for animals, provide spay/neuter services, and other medical treatment for shelter animals

Reports To: Veterinary Team Lead Location: Veterinary Clinic

Age Requirement:  Minimum age 15 yrs     Time commitment: 2 hrs every other week (or more if you want!)

Key Responsibilities:      

  • Helping clean and care for the animals in the veterinary clinic
  • Helping clean and pack surgical instruments
  • Helping monitor recovery of surgical patients

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be an active volunteer ages 15 and up
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Compassion for animals and their welfare
  • Professional, positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Must be able to work around a variety of species

 

Training/support provided: Complete Volunteer Orientation and have a trial working day in the veterinary clinic. Work with a mentor until you are comfortable trapping on your own

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Requires standing for short periods of time, being able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis, and working around species.

Attire:  Follow guidelines in the Volunteer Policy and Procedures Handbook.

Benefits:

  • Personal satisfaction that you are helping to improve the welfare of animals in our community
  • Gain knowledge in veterinary care and animal behavior
  • Gain technical experience working in a veterinary clinic

 

 

 

 


 

Additional Opportunities:

 

ADOPTION COUNSELOR

  • Greet shelter guests and visitors, help potential adopters find the right match for their family!

AFTER HOURS LOST & FOUND

  • Takes calls from citizens when the Shelter is closed about missing and lost pets.

ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST

  • Involves actual hands-on care of animals in the kennels.

BEHAVIOR TRAINING

  • Rescue University is Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s in-house positive-reinforcement training and behavior modification program for all cats and dogs. The program focuses on basic training, puppy socialization, impulse control, fearfulness, and enrichment. Rescue University is a combination of self-study and hands-on classes scheduled throughout the year, and it’s free for volunteers to attend!

BOOK BUDDIES

  • For kids ages 6-9. Get a chair and a book from the volunteer sign-in desk and read to the cats or dogs for as long as you like. You can even read books you have for homework!

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

  • Assist development staff in processing and sending out mailings, writing thank you notes and making thank you calls to donors.
  • Help update the donor software.

DOG WALKER/CAT SOCIALIZER

  • Provide exercise for the dogs by taking them for a walk.
  • Teach dogs basic manners and commands to increase the chances of finding a lifelong home

OFF-SITE ADOPTIONS

  • Participate in off-site adoption events held on weekends. Help with setup and tear-down. Handle dogs and talk to visitors about adoption.

PLAY GROUP ASSISTANT

  • Must attend Rescue University twelve-week training to learn how to interpret animal behaviors. After the training is complete, you will shadow staff members in morning during playgroups.

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

  • Take photos of our adoptable animals with a digital camera for use in marketing their availability. (Must have your own camera)
  • Make videos of adoptable animals for use in marketing their availability.
  • Work with our database to assign photos to the correct animals.

RABIES REPORT ENTRY

  • Input rabies reports from area veterinary clinics into our Pet Point software. This is a volunteer job you can do from home!

SHELTER ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

  • Assists the staff with filing, word processing, mailings and contacting customers.
  • Aid in other areas of operation as needed.

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Help with assigned tasks during the event, including Furball, Dog Jog, Pets with Santa, etc.

STORE CLERK

  • Customer service, stocking the shelves, record sales and collect funds

TRANSPORTATION/DRIVERS

  • Transport animals to and from the Shelter that are in need of rescue. These transports are primarily from Cheyenne to the Denver area.

TRAP, NEUTER, RETURN

“TNR,” is proven to be humane and effective at controlling feral cat population growth , reducing mating behaviors and diseases.

  • Assist in trapping and releasing cats in the community.
  • Assist in clinical procedures, such as spay/neuter surgeries.

VETERINARIAN ASSISTANT

  • Provide assistance as directed by the staff Veterinarian or support staff in the clinic.

Other Volunteer Programs:

COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Court-ordered community service workers assist our Animal Care Department with maintenance tasks, janitorial tasks, kennel cleaning and other miscellaneous work. Positions and tasks are separate from other volunteer positions listed on our website. Workers do not have any direct contact with the animals.

Shifts run from daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. within the exception of holiday closures.

If you would like to fulfill your court-ordered community service work at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, please print and fill out our Application for Community Service placement and return it to the shelter. Space is limited to three community service workers per day.

SCHOOL/COLLEGE SPONSORED COMMUNITY SERVICE

If you are at least 14 years old and need to complete community service for school or college, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 307-213-3058. Space is limited to three Community Service workers per day.

 

Address

800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Hours

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily Until 6 p.m.*

Intakes and Reclaims:
Open at 8 a.m.

Adoption Consultation
and Meet & Greet Hours:

11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*(except New Years, Cheyenne Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Contact Us

Main Office: (307) 632-6655 Animal Control: (307) 635-1453 After Hours Lost & Found:
(307) 214-5779

Sponsors

 

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