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Antioch Police

Animal Services

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Brian Addington
Acting Chief of Police
Catriona Cottle
Acting Animal Services Manager


Antioch Animal Services
300 L Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Tel: (925) 779-6989

Volunteering with Antioch Animal Services

Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in giving your time on behalf of Antioch animals! Our goal of promoting animal welfare and adoptions, as well as caring for our shelter animals, could not be accomplished without our generous volunteers! The gift of your time extends our resources and provides the human power necessary to support the people and animals in our community.

Animal Care Laundry
Washing Dishes Processing Donations
Customer Service Mobile Adoption Events
Community/Feral Cats Cleaning

What do volunteers do?
There are many areas where volunteers help. Volunteers may walk dogs, socialize them and prepare them for adoption so they are ready when that special human comes to see them. Volunteers cuddle and play with cats to help calm them. Besides playing with animals, there are many other areas volunteers help with:

Why volunteer?

  • Make a difference and improve the lives of shelter animals
  • Connect with your community and fellow animal-lovers
  • It’s FUN!

What is required to volunteer?

  • Must be at least 16 years of age with parental/guardian consent if under 18.
  • Antioch Animal Services asks for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week for six months.
  • Prior to volunteering, you must attend a Volunteer Orientation.
  • Antioch Animal Services is able to accommodate short-term community service volunteers on a case-by-case basis.
  • Prior animal handling experience is not required

How do I get started?

  • Apply to become a volunteer by visiting our Volunteer Impact website: Click Here to Sign Up!
  • Complete the online registration process.
  • Once your application has been accepted, visit our Volunteer Impact website, and schedule yourself to attend an upcoming Volunteer Orientation. Volunteer Orientations are held in the Antioch Police Department Community Room.
  • Questions about volunteering or the registration process should be sent to: gharding@antiochca.gov

Other ways to help:
We understand that not everyone is able to make the time commitment to volunteer. There are still many ways to help Antioch Animal Services!

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