Village Animal Welfare in Action

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. From fostering to helping out on surgery days at the clinic, our Village volunteers make our work possible. We could not save a single life without our incredible team of volunteers always working behind the scenes. There are so many opportunities to pitch in and help the animals that need us most. High School Seniors are eligible to earn Silver Cord hours for volunteering. Minors must have appropriate documents signed by parents beforehand.


Please, if you have ever considered fostering, now is the time. We have young and old, big and small. We need your help. 

Applying to become a foster does not automatically commit you to a dog or cat. YOU get to select who you bring into your home. Once you are approved, you will be added to our private foster group, where we post all of the dogs and cats that currently are in need of a spot in a foster home.

All we ask is for you to provide love, care and shelter. We will provide the food, medical care and all needed supplies. We cherish our fosters. We don't want financial barriers to keep loving hoomans from opening their hearts and homes to these sweet babies. You give them a temporary place to crash and we will happily take care of the rest.

We have an amazing foster coordinator (Karen Hartman) who will guide you through this process. She is a wealth of information! From words of encouragement to training tips...she is such a kind and supportive resource, helping novice and veteran foster parents navigate the fulfilling world of furry fostering.

Here are the links to our cat and dog foster applications.

Dog Foster Application 

Cat Foster Application


We would love to add some transport volunteers to our group! If you have reliable transportation and free time to dedicate to hauling some fur babies, we could use your help! Distances and time of day vary by transport request. You can volunteer for the missions that work for your schedule. 

Some requests will be as close as Park Avenue in Muscatine, where some can be as far as Des Moines. The most typical requests are for transport to Columbus Junction and Cedar Rapids.  Some are very early morning, others are at various times throughout the day.

We reimburse generously for mileage!  Each volunteer is given a mileage sheet to record the trip details.

Please reach out if you are interested in joining our transport group!


We offer a variety of ways to help the animals in our care. Examples of upcoming and past events include:

Join us in making a difference in the lives of the animals that need us the most. Please reach out if you are interested in helping an event!

Contact Us:


PO Box 634 

Muscatine, IA 52761