Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement

Community Service

KCASE will allow those needing Community Service hours to work at our facility. Please be aware that KCASE has the right to refuse anyone. We are not required to accept individuals seeking Community Service hours, and if we have openings, we will gladly accept you.

Volunteers are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis starting at 8:00am, Monday-Friday. If more volunteers arrive than we need, you may be sent home.

Community Service Volunteers must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Non-allergic and Unafraid of animals
  • Non-allergic to harsh cleaning chemicals such as bleach and drain cleaners
  • Dress appropriately for doing "dirty" work, with proper footwear, pants and tops.
    (sandals, mini-shorts, mid-section revealing tops or other inappropriate clothing will be disallowed)
  • Be prepared to leave the building from 1pm to 2pm as we are closed. You may leave the property, or stay outside on our picnic table. You are welcome to bring a lunch or leave for lunch.

What To Expect

The primary role of Community Service help is to assist in daily cleaning responsibilities. Community Service volunteers will spend the majority of the day cleaning cages, animal areas, public areas and restrooms, and the kennel/garage areas. Time permitting, interaction with animals may be allowed at the approval of the Kennel Staff only.

Please bring with you your time sheet. If you have not been provided with one, we do have blank forms available at the shelter. Wear clothing that can become dirty or stained. You are welcome to leave at any time; however you will only be credited for time actually worked. Our staff will not 'round-up' time, or mark down times that you were not physically here and working. KCASE staff can dismiss you at any time for any reason, including lack of work that may be available for you to do here.

It is your responsibility to make sure your hours are completed on time. It is also your responsibility to ensure that KCASE is an approved Community Service location for your hours.

Animal Services & Enforcement
1316 Lamont Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
PH: 269-383-8775
FAX: 269-383-8713
Director: Steve Lawrence


Adoption/Viewing Hours:
Mon - Fri
10 am to 12:30 pm
2 pm to 4:30 pm

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri
8 am to 1 pm
2 pm to 4:30 pm

Sat/Sun and Holidays