Volunteer

Fostering

Our biggest need is always finding people who are willing to foster animals for us. Because we do not have facilities to house animals, we depend on the kindness of people like you to help us by taking in one or more animals and taking care of them until we can find them a forever home.

Fostering is not for everyone, but if you are interested and are 18 years or older, please download and complete the Fostering application. Once it’s completed, you can bring the completed form to one of our adoption events or you can contact us for information on next steps.

Other Ways to Help

Donations
Even when we are able to find a foster home for our animals, we still have monthly fees to help take care of them. These fees average $80 per month depending on the animal, while our adoption fees are only $95 per cat and $150 for dogs in most cases. The longer the animal is in foster care, the more the cost to take care of them. If the animal has special needs due to previous negligence or chronic medical problems, the costs continue to go up. Adoptions fees fall dreadfully short of covering the cost to rescue and foster any animal. The difference is usually paid for by our core volunteer’s pockets and they are not deep.

If you can support us financially, please go to our Donation Page.

Amazon SMILE
By linking your Amazon account to our Amazon SMILE account, a percentage of all of your purchases will go to RAIN. Click the Amazon SMILE button to the right of this article for more information.

Supplies
With the volume of animals we help, we can always use more supplies. Here are some examples of things we can always use.

  • Blankets, sheets (new or old)
  • Toys
  • Beds
  • Dog crates or animal carriers
  • Pillows (new or old)
  • Food dispensers
  • Containers of all sizes

Work an Event
If you are 16 years old or over, we can always use help at our events. They are typically on weekends and your responsibilities would include showing animals to potential fosters, walking them, cleaning cages and basic animal care.

Rural Placement for Feral Cats
Feral and other stray cats are difficult to place in a forever home as the are not used to human companionship. They have only known life on the streets and have possibly been treated poorly. We always have a need for farms or homes in rural areas where these animals can be safely placed following their spay/neuter.

If you can help us with any of these things, please contact us.

Thank you for any support you can give!