LAFAYETTE, Indiana (WLFI) — Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter in Lafayette needs volunteers. 90% of Natalie’s Second Chance volunteers are Purdue University students, and with fall classes ending this week and final exams ending the next, the shelter will be largely without volunteers when those students leave the campus for winter break.
There is a need for people to help feed dogs and clean their kennels, or even organize pet pantry inventory of pet food, toys, and items. given.
Staff even need someone to create and post content to their social media pages.
Anyone could spend time getting a puppy used to having its paws and ears touched by humans.
But, if one decides to spend his time walking dogs, keep in mind that these animals need exercise, rain, snow, sleet or sun.
Executive Director Jackie Becker thinks they’re worth it.
“I think they’re very intelligent,” she told News 18. “Every dog is an emotional support animal, so to speak. They don’t pass judgment. They don’t criticize us, they don’t complain if we’ve come home and we’ve had a bad day.”
Natalie will accommodate those who might be wary of certain dog breeds or prefer to interact with smaller dogs.
The refuge is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to the public. Becker said drop by and ask if you have any questions about the volunteer process.
“Honestly, [I do this] to save the voiceless, and we get a bit of everything here,” she said. “So we’re kind of the voice of the four-legged voiceless.”