We Need Volunteers!
With over 300 animals passing through our care every year, KLAWS relies entirely on the kindness of its volunteers and benefactors.
Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about volunteering for an animal rescue or charity but didn’t know where to begin or who to contact? Please get in touch with us! Here are examples of what kind of help we often need:
The Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas are BIG places! Our volunteers have driven the ring of Kerry and the Beara road a lot of times, picking up, delivering and moving dogs and cats. And we always need people who can help bring animals to the vet or to foster homes etc. If you have a car and think you could spare some time to do this, please let us know.
KLAWS is staffed entirely by volunteers, no one receives payment for the time they commit to our mission. However, we have to pay for vet services, medication, transport and quite a few other necessary expenses involved in the day-to-day operation of our animal welfare organization and charity shop. This is all funded through kind donations, and a grant from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
We run multiple fundraising activities through the year, such as our Christmas Collection, and we would run more if we had more fundraising volunteers to help us! If you think you'd like to do this, or have other great ideas for fundraising, please, get in touch!
Like many animal rescues, KLAWS doesn't have a physical premises to care for animals. We rely on a number of vet clinics, a few kennels, and an amazing network of voluntary fosterers. We always need more fosterers for dogs and cats, who can make space in their homes and take the time to work with sometimes difficult animals, and litters of cats and kittens. We can assist with food costs should that be necessary, and veterinary costs will be covered.
We need people who can go and take photos and mobile phone videos of animals so we can upload them to our Facebook page and this website. Because there's no central location for our animals to be housed, we really need photographers who are based in the areas we serve and can travel to fosterers and kennel locations.
TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return)
There are many feral cats in Ireland and help is needed to trap, neuter and return the cats to their original location. Regular feeding of these animals and their colony may also be required.
We require a home visit by one of our volunteers before we will allow any cat or dog to go to a permanent home. There is a checklist we will give you to run though, and we will provide you with a brief training program to make sure you're comfortable with our process.
We don't have an office location, so this is a work-from-home-as-needed role. It includes activities like data entry, answering the phone, posting Facebook and Instagram updates and maintaining the rescue’s website.