Animal Disaster Services is always looking for dedicated volunteers. We are a group of community volunteers working under the authority of Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management. We cover only Yavapai County, but all of it. When an evacuation is called, ADS sets up and maintains a pet shelter for the pets of the evacuees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of the evacuation. This is at no cost to the pet owners. Because large animals (horses, goats, burros, etc.) could be a part of the evacuation, we may have 2 separate sites to be covered.
Volunteer duties include: help with the shelter set up and tear down, cage cleaning (cats, dogs, birds, etc.), stall cleaning (horses, etc.), dog walking, calming the animals, feeding, intake and maintenance paperwork, shelter cleaning, dishwashing, overnight duty shifts, playtime for animals, and any other needs as they occur.
We hold meetings monthly for training and updates. We also participate in community events so that we may educate the public about being prepared to evacuate with their pets in mind.
If you are interested in becoming an Animal Disaster Services volunteer, please contact Becky Salazar at (928) 445-