If you have a few hours a week to spare to make a difference in the lives of animals, the West Milford Animal Shelter wants you.
The shelter is asking residents to consider becoming a volunteer at the Lycosky Drive facility.
According to the shelter, volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization and the key ingredient to its success.
Shelter officials said they are always looking for good, dedicated, adult volunteers.
Volunteers must be 16 to work with cats, and 18 to work with dogs, shelter officials said.
Duties include cleaning, feeding and nurturing the animals every day of the year.
"Caring for these otherwise forgotten animals is a very rewarding and gratifying feeling," shelter officials said in a press release. "Volunteers are also needed to assist on areas that do not require direct contact with any animals, i.e, washing dishes, doing laundry or following up on paper work."
According to the organization, the shelter is most in need of volunteers on weekdays, but any spare time is helpful.
The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday evenings 7:30-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.