Adoption Events
If you love working with the animals and the public, we need volunteers on our adoptions team to help set up the adoption space, tend to the dogs and cats, and talk to potential adopters about the animals. Most events take place on the weekends, so if you have some spare time on weekends you can help pets find their forever homes. Dog and cat adoptions take place mainly at Lincolnton Petsmart, with occasional dog adoptions at Denver Canine Club. Volunteers are also needed to help care for cats housed at Petsmart at Northlake and in Lincolnton on a daily basis. Volunteers visit with the cats, make sure they have food, water, and fresh litter, and also facilitate adoptions if people are interested while they are there. With a good base of volunteers, you can choose to do one day or however many you would like. For questions about adoptions, contact or fill out the Volunteer Form.

Volunteers are needed to fulfill transportation needs that will help get animals to rescues, vet appointments, and other places. If you don’t mind giving a critter or two a ride, they are very appreciative!  For questions about transport or to volunteer, contact or fill out the Volunteer Form.

Shelter Support Team
Have a passion for working directly with the dogs and cats? The animals at LCAS love and appreciate the work HATS Shelter Support Team members provide them. Whether it be exercising dogs, socializing the cats, providing light grooming and/or bathing of the animals, or photographing or videoing the animals, they need us to help them get rescued, fostered, or adopted by being seen in their best light. For questions contact or to volunteer please fill out the Volunteer Form.

Events / PR Team
Do you enjoy talking to people? Or calling on various clubs, churches, and organizations to secure speaking engagements? The HATS Community Outreach Team presents information about HATS, its vision, mission and goals to a wide variety of audiences and encourages people to get involved in various ways. Let us know if you’re like to spread the word on a grand scale. For questions email or to volunteer please fill out the Volunteer Form.

Marketing Support
Marketing is a wide-reaching component to the HATS organization. There are various teams within Marketing and volunteers help the various arms work in a cohesive manner. Some of the individual team within Marketing include:

  • Social Media – Learn to use a working, established process to promote LCAS animals to rescue groups, fosters, and adopters nationwide! Must have a laptop or desktop computer and be familiar with Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram! A great way to directly make a difference.
  • Photography/Video – If you have an eye for photography or enjoy making videos, we need volunteers to go to the shelter and take flattering photos and videos of the animals so that they can be shared on social media and other websites in their best light. Don’t worry – we’ll provide training and support!
  • Web Support – If you are computer savvy, we would love to put your skills to work in the technology side of marketing. Volunteers can help update the website and various adoption websites so that we can showcase the largest number of animals possible.
  • Communications Team – Seeking volunteers with experience writing press releases, sending mass emails to the press, using MailChimp, MS Word, and converting documents to PDF. Must enjoy writing, editing, and proofreading. Good grammar and technical skills are essential.

For questions contact Nicole Kenney at or to volunteer please fill out the Volunteer Form.