SAVANNAH, GA (October 31, 2013): In a push to increase volunteer numbers, Savannah-Chatham County Animal Control will host an orientation class for new volunteers, Friday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. in the animal shelter at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive.

Last Saturday’s orientation class resulted in 10 new animal shelter volunteers. “We are so excited about the new volunteers we’ve trained,” said Jodi Lewis, Animal Control’s Volunteer Coordinator. She adds, “We really want to keep up the momentum, and keep our volunteer numbers on the rise.”

Animal Control seeks volunteers to serve as: greeters, office assistants, animal photographers, event coordinators, groomers, property maintenance workers, kennel assistants, dog walkers, cat socializers, play area monitors, off-site adoption managers, veterinary service supporters, and foster coordinators.

Newly trained volunteers will be authorized to serve immediately after orientation.

Potential volunteers are asked to notify Lewis prior to orientation; although, walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 17-years-old.

Lewis can be reached at (912)525-2151 or