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Animal Connection Program

Program Description
CAVE Volunteer with dog.
Animal Connection provides volunteers the opportunity to socialize sheltered animals at the Butte Humane Society and Chico Animal Shelter. Volunteers promote responsible animal care and educate the community about proper pet care. Participants assist with a variety of tasks, depending on the needs of the shelter. Activities can range from interacting with the animals, to cleaning their environment, to assisting with special events as needed.

When the Program Meets
Any day of the week, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Specific times are coordinated with the community partner’s needs and volunteer’s schedule.

Butte Humane Society, 587 Country Dr. Chico, California 95928
Chico Animal Shelter, 2579 Fair St. Chico, California 95928

Why Volunteer?
Volunteering with Animal Connection is a very rewarding experience. Volunteers witness the joy in an animal’s eyes when taking a dog for a walk, scratch a kitty’s belly or give a senior bunny some love. It’s an amazing and gratifying experience for the volunteer AND the animals!

Volunteer Quotes
“It improves the lives of homeless animals…pets may not be our whole life but they make our lives whole.”

Contact Us

Phone: (530) 898-5817
Fax: (530) 898-6431


Associated Students CAVE 750
California State University, Chico
400 W 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929

Office Hours & Location


Currently closed due to campus closure.


BMU 309 (3rd floor of the BMU)
W. 2nd and Chestnut St. • CSU, Chico