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PHONE:  (540) 375-3038|HOURS:  M-F 10am-4:30pm, SAT 10am-3:30pm
LOCATION:  1301 Indiana Street, Salem, VA 24153|E-MAIL:


We love our volunteers! If you are at least 16 years old and are interested in joining our fabulous volunteer team, please come to one of our Volunteer Open Orientations. They are at the animal shelter, the 3rd Saturday of every month at 1PM.  You will get a tour of our facility and our volunteer coordinator will go over our program.  It only takes about 20 minutes and then you can fill out one of our applications.  We look forward to meeting you!

If you have a group and/or would like to arrange a special volunteer session, please call us at 540-375-3038 and we will be happy to make those arrangements.


Donations help the animals in so many ways. All donations go towards the care of the animals in our shelter. Cash donations also help maintain our spay/neuter programs. Any supplies donated helps us save money to be used for vet care and food supplies. Besides monetary donations these are the items we are consistently in need of:

  • Cat Litter (Non Scoopable)
  • Kitten & Puppy Food (Dry and Canned)
  • Cat & Dog Food (Dry and Canned)
  • Dog & Cat Treats
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Towels, Wash clothes, Blankets, etc (new or used)


Organize your own fundraiser or supply drive! Be sure to take lots of pictures so we can share them and give you and your organization the extra attention you deserve for being an animal hero on our Facebook page!

Support our Social Media

Likes, shares, comments, etc. on our Facebook and Twitter posts have helped save more lives than we can count! The more you like, share and comment – the more people see the posts and animals are returned to owners and adopted much more quickly. We love our social buzz heroes!!