So far in 2021, over 1600 injured, sick and/or orphaned wild animals from across Guelph and Wellington County have come through our doors here at the Guelph Humane Society in need of help. Upon arrival at GHS, trained staff assess the animal (when necessary, with advice from a licensed wildlife rehabilitator) to evaluate their condition and determine if the animal is a candidate for rehabilitation. If so, dedicated GHS volunteers then make the long commute to transport wildlife to licensed wildlife rehabilitators where they can receive the extra care they need.
Chelsey is one of our dedicated Wildlife Driving volunteers, having just joined our team this past April and having already logged over 50 driving hours! Week after week, we can always count on Chelsey to drive injured and orphaned wildlife to one of our many licensed wildlife rehabilitators, whether it be chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels, or doves!
However, with fall upon us, our wildlife intakes are starting to slow, so Chelsey and the rest of our wildlife driving volunteers now have some extra time on their hands! We’re incredibly thankful that Chelsey has decided to use that extra time to come join our in-shelter volunteer team who we have just welcomed back for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic! Chelsey will now be joining us each week at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd to help give the cats in our care some extra love and affection while they await their forever home.
We have a variety of different volunteer roles here at GHS to fit all abilities and personalities! If you are interested in volunteering with us in the future, be sure to check out our different roles at the link below. Once we are able to onboard new volunteers again, volunteer applications will be available online.