The League for Animal Protection, or LAP, of Huntington, is in continual need for animal lover volunteers for its many good works. The non-profit organization seeks to get stray animals off the streets and into either a foster home or animal shelter, and eventually a forever home. Fundraising is continual to support the animals.
Following is general information on what LAP is seeking.
Dog volunteers go into the Town of Huntington Animal Shelter and walk, play with and socialize the dogs residing in the shelter. It is a fabulous way to not only get exercise for yourself but also provide a dog with mental and physical stimulation so vital to them.
Dog volunteers are permitted into the shelter during open hours (Monday-Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday/Sunday 9am-4pm).
Volunteers are not permitted in the shelter building outside these hours or on holidays when the shelter is closed to the public.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
If working hands on with the animals does not fit your schedule, we also need people to help with fundraising events. There are many ways you can help. Just contact us for further information.
Training is provided for all volunteer positions.
- All volunteers working directly with the animals must be 18 years old or older and be willing to sign a waiver.
- For some positions, physical ability may be required including, but not limited to, lifting, bending, reaching up, etc.
- Some positions may require specific time/date requirements while other positions may be more flexible.
If you would like to volunteer with the cat program, fundraisers or publicity, please download an application.
Print it, fill it in and mail it to LAP, PO Box 390 , Huntington , NY 11743 , Attn: Volunteer Applications.
A representative will contact you upon receipt to discuss the options.
If you would like to volunteer with the dog program, email [email protected] to obtain further information.
Two different applications must be filled out and you must attend an orientation prior to working with the dogs.
http://www.laphuntington.org; (631) 757-9373.