The Santa Monica Animal Shelter is proud to announce the establishment of Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, a nonprofit organization created to assist city staff. The Shelter is seeking community members interested in participating as an inaugural board member with the non-profit organization.
The Santa Monica Animal Shelter is operated by the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD). The Shelter houses stray and surrendered animals, animal victims of abuse, and confiscated stolen animals.
The Board will serve on a voluntary basis to promote fundraising efforts; to acquire valued resources to assist the shelter with providing the highest quality of care and services to all Santa Monica animals. Responsibilities include participation in public meetings, fundraising and community outreach to promote the Shelter’s mission and programs.
Prerequisites for Board Members include:
Live or work in a veterinarian care related field within the City of Santa Monica.
Must be a California resident, prior to appointment
Completion of a background check
Completion of a volunteer orientation, prior to appointment
Participation in SMPD’s Community Academy within the first year.
Two or three year commitment