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United Animal Nations Charity Profile
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) is North America ís leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals. UAN assists animals by helping to prevent, mitigate and resolve crises. We accomplish this by sharing expertise, resources and information to empower others to help more animals.
United Animal Nations Volunteer Information
Become a Volunteer
EARS volunteers care for animal victims of disasters and educate others about the need to include animals in disaster planning
Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural and human-caused disasters. Volunteers come from across the country and all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: a commitment to helping animals in need.
No specific experience is necessary to become an EARS volunteer, but volunteers must complete a one-day volunteer training workshop.
Once volunteers complete the EARS Volunteer Training Workshop, they are eligible to be deployed to an EARS emergency animal shelter. Some of the duties volunteers may perform at an EARS shelter include:
Setting up and dismantling the shelter
Walking, grooming and socializing the animals
Feeding animals and cleaning cages
Organizing supply donations
Reuniting animals with caregivers
Transporting animals for vet care
Even when they are not responding to a disaster, EARS volunteers typically remain active in their own communities through such activities as:
Organizing additional training classes (such as cat trapping or pet first aid) for other EARS volunteers in their area
Representing United Animal Nations at educational events, such as disaster preparedness fairs
Volunteering at their local shelter
Completing online training courses in animal disaster preparedness offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Attending animal handling and behavior conferences or workshops
Providing office assistance at UAN's headquarters
Note: Due to the risks imposed by the nature of disaster volunteering, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
United Animal Nations Donation Information
Contributions from our members are the most important source of funding for our programs to bring animals out of crisis and into care. We hope you will support us -- the animals need you!
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