We need a lot of help to keep our animals happy and healthy! Here are a few ways you can help us help them.
We require all volunteers who are helping at the shelter/with animals to be 16+ years old, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have projects that people under 16 can help with! Check out the list below for ways to get involved or email our Volunteer Team for more ideas/details.
FOSTER AN ANIMAL
If you want to interact with our animals, then fostering is the way to go!
Our staff can match your family with a dog, cat, or bunny who is a good fit for your home. We provide all the supplies you need, and you provide love and care until the animal gets adopted!
BE A PARTY ANIMAL
Host a “party with a purpose” for your birthday!
Instead of regular gifts, you can request that your friends and family bring gifts for the shelter animals at FFL. They can check out our wish lists for the stuff we really need, or they can bring monetary donations. Who knew you could help animals by partying?
ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE
Our animals eat a LOT of food – and treats!
You can organize a food drive for them by asking your friends, family, neighbors, and classmates to donate. You can even do it as a class or community project! Check out our wish lists to see the type of food and treats our animals need.
HOST A LEMONADE STAND
Who doesn’t love a cold glass of lemonade on a hot Houston day?
Especially when the money raised goes to helping homeless animals! If lemonade isn’t your thing, you can tune into your inner entrepreneur and come up with your own fundraising idea.
MAKE #ProjectWARM HOUSES
It gets cold during the winter, especially for community cats living outside!
We put out hundreds of warm houses every year for them, but it takes a lot of work to build them all. You can help by building some warm houses and putting them out for community cats in your neighborhood. Or you can give the warm houses to us and we’ll find a good place for them to go! See how it’s all done at friends4life.org/programs-and-events/project-warm/.
MAKE THANK YOU CARDS
From donors to fosters to volunteers, we have a ton of people to thank for helping our animals!
Help us show our appreciation by making thank you cards for us to give out. There’s no wrong way to make them – let your creative spirit shine! You can mail them to us or drop them off at the shelter.
TNR THE COMMUNITY CATS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
TNR-ing our community cats makes sure they are healthy, and that shelters don’t fill up with new kittens every year.
TNR stands for trap-neuter-return and is a big project, but it is one of the best things we can do for animals! We have tons of resources to help you at friends4life.org/programs-and-events/fixhouston/.
HOST A FFL SPEAKER AT YOUR SCHOOL/GROUP
Do you have a school group or community group who want to learn more about shelter animals?
We can speak about many topics and at any grade level. Email our Outreach Coordinator to schedule a presentation.