Community Service FAQs

If you need to complete hours that are required for school or are court ordered, we can allow you to complete those hours in our shelter! For more information or if you'd like to complete your hours here, please email Audrey at

Various Community Service Tasks

  • Grounds Care
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Washing Dishes
  • Helping with Laundry
  • Washing Crate/Kennels

Hours to Report

  • Monday: 8am-3pm
  • Tuesday-Sunday: 8am-12pm
*Hours can be extended on Tues.-Sun. with authorization from a manager* *You must sign in and out for beginning, lunch breaks and end shifts*


  • You must be 16 years of age or older.
  • You are not allowed to handle any of the animals on site.
  • Attire:
    • Long pants
    • No offensive or see through shirts
    • Closed-toed shoes that are slip-proof
    • Orange Community Service Vests must be worn at all times.
  • No cell phones, iPods, etc. allowed while working
  • 10 minute breaks may be given after 2 hours of working. 30 minute lunch breaks are given after 6 hours of working. You MUST check with an employee or manager before taking a break

How to Complete Hours

If you are interested in completing you hours with LCHS, please email Audrey at There is mandatory training/tours on Sunday mornings at 8am. These are usually about 30 minutes to an hour long and you MUST be signed up through the Volunteer Coordinator before showing up (email listed above). During this, you will sign a Community Service Contract and A Bite/Scratch Waiver. If you are under 18, a parent/guardian must sign the contract. You must bring any log or court orders with you (should you have them) and you are in charge of keeping up with your hours. We can provide logs should you need one. You must have an employee sign you in and sign you out at the beginning, end and breaks during your shift.

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