Have you ever considered volunteering at an animal shelter? Millions of animals are in need of love and attention, and most of all, a new home! Volunteers are vitally important to shelters, many of which are overstretched and underfunded.

We here at Bored Panda compiled a list of pics taken by animal shelter volunteers, so you can see just how sweet it is to be surrounded by fluffballs while at work. After seeing these, you’ll definitely be inspired to go and help out. Don’t be fooled though, as appealing as spending time with animals may be, you will be asked to do all kinds of tasks. From admin and fundraising to cleaning the poop out of the kennels, there is much more to it than cuddling puppies!

Scroll down below to check out the pics for yourself, and for more info you can check out here and here.

#1 7 Years Ago I Was Raped & Diagnosed With PTSD. 6 Years Ago I Started Working With Wolves As A Form Of Therapy. Today I Run A Wolf Sanctuary And Have Healed More Than I Ever Imagined Possible

7 Years Ago I Was Raped & Diagnosed With PTSD. 6 Years Ago I Started Working With Wolves As A Form Of Therapy. Today I Run A Wolf Sanctuary And Have Healed More Than I Ever Imagined Possible

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Shruti Naik 9 months ago

I am so proud and in awe of what you have achieved and how far you have come through!

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#2 This Fluffy Boy Came Into The Shelter I Work At

This Fluffy Boy Came Into The Shelter I Work At

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varwenea 9 months ago

How could this adorable fluffy boy be in a shelter?!? Someone take him/her!!!

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#3 Rescue Shelter Volunteer Caught Taking A Cat Nap

Rescue Shelter Volunteer Caught Taking A Cat Nap

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Geedee Gituma 9 months ago

I would be sleeping there too if it were me...

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#4 Working At An Animal Sanctuary

Working At An Animal Sanctuary

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Romenriel 9 months ago

I love goat babies. They are even more adorable than puppies and kitties!

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#5 I Work At An Animal Shelter, Today I Turned Around And Caught These Two Staring Me Down

I Work At An Animal Shelter, Today I Turned Around And Caught These Two Staring Me Down

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Hans 9 months ago

Me & minime.

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#6 The Kansas City Missouri Animal Shelter Is Celebrating Empty Kennels Thanks To A Record-Setting Weekend

The Kansas City Missouri Animal Shelter Is Celebrating Empty Kennels Thanks To A Record-Setting Weekend

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Phoebe Bean 9 months ago

Congratulations!

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#7 Busy Morning, Practising Our Nativity Play At The Shelter

Busy Morning, Practising Our Nativity Play At The Shelter

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Ehren Thomsen 9 months ago

The... the Baby Puppsus... *heart melting*

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#8 My Daughter Volunteering At Our Local Shelter, Helping Feed The Puppies. She Was Taken Down And Overpowered By Adorableness

My Daughter Volunteering At Our Local Shelter, Helping Feed The Puppies. She Was Taken Down And Overpowered By Adorableness

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Hans 9 months ago

Who doesn't love a puppy stampede?

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#9 My Local Shelter Posted This Picture! Such A Sweetie Pie!

My Local Shelter Posted This Picture! Such A Sweetie Pie!

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Geedee Gituma 9 months ago

look at that cute tiny face

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#10 My Local Animal Shelter Posted This Little Purrito

My Local Animal Shelter Posted This Little Purrito

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Vlad Horobet 9 months ago

Taco cat. Cato.

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