Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter, Inc. is a 501c3, all volunteer organization that was originally founded in 2008 to provide veterinary care for the animals at the Town Shelter beyond the Town's budget.
As the population of Plymouth continued to grow over the years, so has the number of homeless and stray animals that have been found by the Town's Animal Control Officers (ACOs). Most of these animals need medical attention. In addition, many animals that arrive at the shelter are not spayed or neutered Some animals arrive sick or injured and are in need of costly emergency medical care. The Town allocates only a small budget for medical expenses. This is where Helping Hands came into play.
Since 2008, our organization has raised funds to help support the Animal Shelter with veterinary medical costs. We have also collected pet food, cleaning supplies, towels, newspapers and other items to assist in the daily operations of the shelter.
Today, in 2020, we find ourselves broadening our mission and expanding our outreach beyond not just the Shelter. As an organization that continues to grow, we realize we have the potential and capability to support animals in need in the Town of Plymouth and surrounding towns on the South Shore. Throughout the year we plan fundraising events and participate in outreach opportunities to spread the word about our work. We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that relies solely on monetary donations and In-Kind contributions to help the animals in our local area. With your support, we will continue our mission to help those without a voice: the animals.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently there are no adoptable animals being housed at the Town Shelter. We do occasionally help the Town Shelter in seeking private homes for foster care and permanent homes for adoptable pets. We are a support organization lending financial and other types of aid to animals on the South Shore, we are not a rescue group. As of September 2020, neither volunteers nor the public are allowed in the Town Shelter due to health concerns.