Get Involved

It's easy to get involved at the Nassau County SPCA. You don't need to be an animal expert, in fact, no matter what you are good at, you're bound to have skills that your local shelter needs.

Community Involvement Time and Attention — Animals need love, attention and playtime to keep them as content as possible despite the stress of being without a home. Socializing is an important aspect for the well-being of every domestic animal. Volunteers are also needed for dog walking and cage cleaning.

Training — Volunteers also accompany animals to obedience school. More involved volunteers get advanced instruction in how to train animals, evaluate temperament and match dogs with adoption families.

Pro Bono Professional Services — The Society also needs volunteers with professional skills. Medical and legal services, accounting, marketing, and other functions typically handled by business employees need to be performed by volunteers at the shelter.

Donations From Local Businesses — Pet food and supplies, treats, toys, leashes, identification tags, etc. Many pet owners need help providing these things for their pets but do not want to be able to provide a good home.

Fundraisers — There are many other ways to support the NCSPCA. Fundraisers and social events are great ways to have fun while raising money for an invaluable cause.

School Programs The NCSPCA will be launching an initiative to get school kids involved. School are also a great source for fundraising and students can receive accredited community service hours and letters of recommendation. School-affiliated volunteer programs can be arranged by parents and school officials by emailing

Report Abuse Animals that have been victimized by intentional and unintentional cruelty need critical care. The NCSPCA relies on the information provided by community residents to protect and serve these animals. It is up to you to report instances in which you believe you have witnessed animal cruelty. Always keep a careful record of who you've spoken to, the date and the outcome of your call. Be sure to let the NCSPCA know the extent that you are willing to lend assistance if witnesses are needed. To report animal abuse call 516-THE-SPCA, email or use our online form.

For more information please see How to Recognize Signs of Animal Abuse.