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Get Involved

Volunteer Your Time

WIAR has many opportunities for you or your group to volunteer:

  • Walk or play with a shelter dog
  • Spend time with shelter cats
  • Improve the shelter living environment
  • Give baths to shelter dogs, or at the Doggie Wash event
  • Participate in fundraisers (e.g. Furry Friends Fundraiser, Golf Outing, Annual 5K Run/Walk)

Download our foster/volunteer form

Making a donation can make a big difference in the lives of homeless and abused animals:

Make an In-Kind Gift

Non-cash donations are critical for an organization entirely supported by volunteers.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Dog food and cat food
  • Used sheets, blankets, and towels
  • Cat litter
  • Cleaning products (e.g. paper towels, baby wipes, bleach, and spray cleaner)

If possible, contact us to see if we have a specific need before buying/donating.

Become A Member

Members are ongoing supporters and advocates for our organization. We could not operate without their generous help:

  • Collecting and sharing information about lost/found pets.
  • Volunteering on a routine basis with pets in care.
  • Assisting with fundraisers.

Please contact us at (309)-299-3840 for more information on how to become a member.

Download our membership application