Volunteers, Donations Needed At Shelter

Plenty of ways to offer your help.


With all of the updating and renovating to the Harnett County Animal Shelter, there’s still a couple of things missing.

With only three full-time staff members to run the facility, shelter Manager and Adoption Coordinator Eileen Beeson, says the best way someone can help is by doing two things — volunteering to help or donating needed supplies.

“Our volunteers are really an essential part to the shelter,” Ms. Beeson said. “They do a great job and they really help us keep things running.”

There are few requirements to be a shelter volunteer, only a desire to help and a commitment to coming in and doing what needs to be done.

From walking pets to cleaning the areas in which they live, volunteers have kept the shelter staffed.

“You need to be over 18 years old and have a desire to help,” Ms. Beeson said. “If you’re under 18 there are plenty of other things you can do. We always need the grass trimmed and other things such as that.”

If you haven’t got the time, but still want to help, there are several ways to make sure the animals at the shelter have the food, supplies and other items they need on a daily basis.

Needed are cages for cats and dogs, as well as food and other essentials. A complete list of what is needed is available on the shelter website at harnett.org/ac/.

There’s also a wish list on the popular shopping website amazon.com.

“There’s a list of things we need on amazon.com,” Ms. Beeson said. “You just go on there and search harnett county animal shelter and the list will come up. Anyone who wants to donate can do that or they can call us and find out more information.”

The shelter, located at 1100 McKay Place, Lillington, can be reached by telephone at 910-814-2952.


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