Volunteer for MAC!  The Massachusetts Animal Coalition offers several volunteer opportunities:

• AniMatch is a Massachusetts-based program, created by members of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) that enables animal welfare organizations to work together to successfully transfer dogs that are in need of placement. Learn about volunteering for AniMatch.

• The “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates support spay/neuter efforts in Massachusetts and help to reduce the number of homeless animals in the state.

• Other MAC volunteer opportunities: email us at [email protected].

• Volunteer for an animal welfare organization in your area!  One of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have is waiting for you. You may be able to participate with as little as a couple of hours a month. Contact your local shelter or animal control facility to get details of the opportunities available. You may want to help in a kennel, participating in direct care – feeding, cleaning, walking and helping to socialize the animals. You may want to help with office tasks, answering telephones, filing and computer work. You may want to work with potential adopters, helping people to find the right animals. Often there are opportunities to help when you’re at home during evening hours. However you choose to become involved, you’ll know that you are personally and directly helping individual animals – and that’s a very nice feeling indeed!  Find a local animal welfare organization at www.petfinder.com.