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We are regularly looking for volunteers for the following -

  • Spay/Neuter Clinic

  • Trap-Neuter-Return Program

  • Fundraising Committee

  • Cleaning Condos at PetSmart

Please fill out and submit the form below and a Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch. Thanks!

Click here to fill out our volunteer application


The Athens County Humane Society needs temporary homes — usually for one to two months — for cats while we get them ready for placement. We provide food, a litter pan and litter, and medical care. If you need a crate or a carrier, we can lend you one. All you have to do is care for a cat until it finds a home or is ready for the next step in the adoption process. If you can open your home to a cat in need, please complete the following foster application. 

* We are also looking for fosters for dogs - as above, all the supplies and medical care would be covered by us while your foster pet is waiting on a forever home or the next stop in their adoption journey. 

                              Click here to fill out our Foster Application

Volunteer Your Time: Get Involved
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   Charles Dickens asked, “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” The Athens County Humane Society (ACHS) has received a grant from Age Friendly Athens County to recruit fosters, aged 60 and over, for cats awaiting adoption. ACHS fosters are essential for providing temporary homes for the cats and kittens we put up for adoption. “The ‘Paws and Purrs for Seniors’ grant will enable us to increase the number of cats and kittens we can help this year, and perhaps for years to come. Being a foster is a great way to enjoy the companionship of one or more cats without a long term commitment. It’s also a wonderful way to get connected to others who care about animals and the important work ACHS does in our community.

   Foster cats are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Paws and Purrs participants will receive supplies, cat litter, and cat food for their foster cats, and ACHS will provide additional vetting, if necessary. Marx emphasized that participants must be able to care for the foster cat and should be aware that cats can get underfoot.

      ACHS will hold several information sessions April through June at the Athens Public Library to recruit and train fosters for the “Paws and Purrs for Seniors” grant project: April 17th, 1-3pm; May 8th, 1-3pm; and June 13th, 1-3pm. Please Click Here to Fill out our Foster Application.

Additional Educational Information -

Basic Cat Care Pdf

Foster Program Overview Pdf

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