Animals

Greenfield Shelter needs volunteers to help with animals

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Hancock Animal Management recently moved into a new facility.

That means they can treat more dogs and cats.

But with only two volunteers, they need more people to lend a hand.

“I do what they ask,” says Lisa Cupp, who has been a volunteer at Greenfield Hancock Animal Management for eight years.

“If you like animals, it’s great,” Cupp said.

The organization recently moved into its new state-of-the-art facility.

“We have three to four times the space we used to have in any of our previous buildings, which also means we can keep three to four times as many animals,” said Amanda Dehoney, superintendent at the shelter.

Dehoney said that while more space is welcome, they have the same number of employees.

“We need help, even with things like laundry, dishes, cleaning the windows,” Dehoney said.

They need help during the week and weekends.

“We have one person who normally comes in to clean on weekends and when we need volunteers to hopefully volunteer and be willing to come in and help us clean,” Dehoney said.

I asked Cupp after eight years what brings her back each day.

“When I see their faces, from the seniors to the little ones, to dogs, cats… we’ve had hamsters, gerbils, fish, so just knowing it helps. There’s a great group of employees here that you couldn’t wish for better,” Cupp said.

You can volunteer now by messaging them on Facebook and calling them at 317-477-4367. Or you can just drop by the shelter in Greenfield.

The shelter is currently full and they are advocating for people to come out and adopt a cat or dog.

Check out some of the adoptable pets here.

They are open every weekday and every first Saturday of the month from 9:30am to 3:30pm

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