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The Animal Welfare program connects Lawrentians with a passion for animal care and wellbeing with the Fox Valley Community. By volunteering and collaborating with numerous organizations in Appleton, we provide volunteers with knowledge and opportunities to help further themselves and to become an advocate for animal welfare.

Saving Paws


Saving Paws Animal Rescue Inc. is a 501(c3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless, abandoned and special needs animals and finding new adoptive homes or providing a lifelong sanctuary for them; to train and provide service dogs to children, adults and Veterans with disabilities to help with both physical and emotional independence. We also seek to educate the public regarding animal responsibility and the use of service dogs in public places.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Responsibilities include refreshing food and water, scooping litter   boxes, changing newspaper and linens in the cages, etc.  Cleaning dog kennels, walking and playing with dogs.  You will also help with keeping the rescue itself clean by loading/unloading the dishwasher, doing laundry, sweeping, mopping
  • As a dog walker, you provide dogs with exercise and socialization, start basic training if necessary, and help maintain previous training.  You can start walking dogs immediately after orientation and training. Bathing dogs and puppies.
  • Saving Paws cats and kittens have free-range rooms at the rescue. When you volunteer with our rescue cats, you play with cats and kittens, help socialize shy kittens and cats, and groom long-haired cats. Grooming cats and kittens.
  • Adoption Event Help
  • Go to https://www.savingpaws.com/become-a-rescue-volunteer for more information

Happily Ever After Animal Shelter


Happily Ever After Animal Shelter aims to provide a loving home to every companion animal that enters our care. Lifetime guaranteed.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Animal care and cleaning
  • Animal transport
  • Socialization
  • Grooming
  • Photography