How can you volunteer?

Texarkana Animal League, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting animals and their people families through various community outreach programs in Bowie & Cass Counties in Texas and Miller & Little River Counties in Arkansas. TAL is always seeking volunteers who love animals and want to help save lives.

Our current programs include:

  • Dog/Cat Foster Care
  • Dog/Cat Adoption Events (including maintaining cat room at Petsmart)
  • Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

Texarkana Animal League, Inc. exists to provide protection and care for abandoned, abused, neglected, and unwanted animals. We also p romote anima l welfare through programs & services that mutually benefit animals and people.

TAL Volunteer Opportunities

Texarkana Animal League, Inc. always has openings for more volunteers. Here are a few of the ways you can help:

Adoption Center Volunteer (Cat):  Feed, water, clean enclosures & litter boxes, play with cats to socialize them, & introduce them to potential adopters.

Adoption Center Volunteer (Dog):   Feed, water, clean enclosures, play with dogs to socialize them, & introduce them to potential adopters.

Adoption Event Volunteer:   Help at adoption events by transporting animals to & from foster homes to event (if needed), be responsible for the care of the animals during the event, and interact with potential adopters.

Foster Home (Cat):   Foster a cat in your home while it is waiting for a "furever" home or recovering from medical procedures.

Foster Home (Dog):   Foster a dog in your home while it is waiting for a "furever" home or recovering from medical procedures.

Fundraising & Event Volunteer:   Help with events (set-up/tear-down/everything in between) such as fundraisers and community education events.

Grant Writer:   Research, develop, and write grant proposals & applications to foundations and other grant-making organizations to persuasively communicate TAL's mission & programs to potential funders (will have assistance from board members to obtain necessary organizational info for grant apps)

Pet Education Project (PEP!) Volunteer:    Education and outreach program that teaches the core responsibilities of pet ownership to children and the community.

Photographer:   Photograph TAL animals as well as events & activities.

Transport "Pit Stop" Helper:   Dog transports often transport dogs from the south to other rescue groups or fosters/adopters in the north. Those trips are very long, so they use our Adoption Center as a quick "rest stop" to feed & exercise the dogs being transported to their new homes. The transport generally stops at our Adoption Center for about 3 hours.  This is a perfect way to get your "dog fix" in a very enjoyable way. 

Hold your own fundraiser:   Let us know what your ideas are and we can partner with you for a fundraiser for TAL.

Other:   Brainstorm on this. Is there anything you are good at that you think could help our programs or our animals? Reach out to us to share your ideas!

TAL Volunteer Application

Fill out the following online form here: Online Volunteer Application

Or download the printable Volunteer Opportunities & Application form, then email it to info@texarkanaanimalleague.org

Or you can mail the form to Texarkana Animal League, 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503.