Adults and School Age Children;
for your interest in our community service mutual benefit
Community Animal Network. Community Animal Network was
founded by DiAnna Pfaff-Martin in 1996 as a vet medical rescue
for abandoned and local shelter animals needing to find new
homes. She began negotiating with veterinarians to perform
life-saving surgeries for the shelter animals of Newport Beach
for a reduced fee and then promoted them for adoption by
standing in public places with photos of the animals on poster
boards and giving out the Community Animal Report which she
wrote and published with the help of Office Depot and Staples.
publishes the "Animal Report" an e-publication focusing on "pets
needing new homes" and "animals in crisis" needing help. She
continues promoting animals from the web site
and from her "pets-in-public" showings
where rescue people and private parties both show their dogs
and cats that need new homes.
ANIMAL NETWORK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
FOR RESCUE CATS AND KITTENS!
We have a
tremendous need for families to welcome rescue animals into
their home. The most frequent reasons why people give up there
pets are death, divorce, the loss of the family home and moving
to no-pet housing. There are not enough homes and the public
favors to adopt the little ones causing the municipal shelters
to have to euthanize 50% of all dogs and 75% of cats that enter
the shelter system. Giving your time and sharing your home can
save lives. Fostering animals in-home can satisfy “community
service hours” by months served, not hours, as it
becomes a family experience.
PUBLIC PET- PROMOTIONS
RUSSO’S PET EXPERIENCE
volunteer hours are 12:00 – 4:30 pm. Volunteers help with
closing chores from 4:00- 4:30.
Volunteers schedule by Wednesday for weekend
volunteering shifts. We encourage volunteers to schedule
multiple weekends for the month in advance. A donation to
“Community Animal Network” of $15.00 for a tee-shirt or $20.00
for a sweatshirt will be accepted. We also “loan” tee-shirts for
the duration of the volunteer term with a check security
deposit. Volunteers are to be prepared to answer questions made
available in the study guide. Therefore, reading and role-play
with friends or a family member is required. Knowing the safety
rules provides a safe environment for all and studying the dogs
and cats names on the web site along with knowing the rescue
stories encourages animals being adopted. Volunteer staff needs
to be seen as professional and interface politely with the
volunteers are responsible to stand by cat cages as well as help
the adoption manager with tasks. Dogs are handled at the
adoption event by their pet-parent or caregiver, or are shown by
appointment after being seen on the web site. People interested
in dogs and special colors of cats should register with our
pet-match service for a $25.00 service fee to get the animal
that they really want. Small dogs are adopted so very quickly
that this service needs to be recommended.
sponsored by Russo’s Pet Experience.
"Pink Poodle Picture" or the link below
directions to the shopping
Whitney Fredrick April
One day I was walking by the pet
store and saw an older girl from school who was working there. I
asked her what she was doing there and she said she was
volunteering. After I heard that, I wanted to work there too. So
I asked my mom to sign me up.
When I first started working at
Community Animal Network when I was 8 years old and in 2nd grade.
I have been working on and off for 3 years helping cats get
adopted. I am now 11 years old and in 5th grade.
I feel like I have always been the
youngest person volunteering, but I wanted to spend every
weekend there when I first started in August of 2006. By
December, I had put in over 100 hours of volunteer time and I
asked my parents if I could please adopt a cat. There was a mom
cat and her baby who no one wanted to adopt for a long time. So
I decided that I wanted them. After Christmas my mom and dad
said I could pick one of them. So they came to my work and ended
up adopting both of them. They are the cutest, most loving cats
ever. They love to be loved and have their tummies rubbed by me.
I feed them every night, clean their litter box and they sleep
on my bed every night.
When I first started, I helped DiAnna
by warming the vaccines by rubbing the bottles in my hands and then I’d hold
the cats to help DiAnna give the vaccine injections to
the cats and put the stickers on the health record.
I learned the names of all the cats
each week, because they change all the time when new cats come
in. I learned how much they cost to adopt and how to care for
them and how to find a good person to adopt a cat. I know the
best brands of cat food and cat litter to use. With an older
helper I can take the cats from the foster parents and put them
in adoption cages. I put food, water, a litter box and a bed in
all the cages to prepare them for the cats coming in the
morning. We set up the cages in the morning and at night we
clean and disinfect them and put them away in the pet store.
I like having a key to the cages and
being responsible for keeping the cages closed. I also love
playing with the cats who seem so sad and lonely to be there.
I have told a lot of friends to come
and volunteer. Two of my friends joined and are volunteering
I also brought friends to help wear
the Life-Saver costume that we have to attract attention to our
I have made a lot of friends and now
I can help the new kids learn what to do. I love volunteering
and hope I can help lots more animals get adopted into great
Register and attend a volunteer orientation.
Orientation is held the "third" Saturday of every month.
Reserve space by calling 949.759.3646
Sign the liability release and study the safety rules.
Calendar a Schedule for Volunteering
BECOME A VALUABLE PET ADOPTION VOLUNTEER
Role-play Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and Answers with a
Friend or Family Member.
Step 2: Know
the Rules of Adoption and Abide by the Safety Rules
Calendar a Monthly Schedule for Volunteering in advance of
Ask About Other Volunteer Opportunities To Get a Promotion!
Thank you for considering
giving a generous gift of time.
Community Animal Network
P.O. Box 8662
Newport Beach, CA 92658
A vet medical rescue for abandoned and animals at
risk that need to find new homes.