Be a part of our team!!
Volunteers are extremely important to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter. We have volunteers all over the United States who do many things to help. We can always use help and the things we need help with are endless. We have discovered that people want to help us help the animals we are working so hard to find fur-ever homes for and they have amazing skills and gifts we never dreamed we’d have.
CAAS is a volunteer organization and we need your help to accomplish our mission. Hundreds of dedicated individuals help the CAAS’s homeless animals by walking dogs, socializing cats, staffing fundraising events and performing numerous tasks at the shelter. We currently have the following volunteer opportunities available. There is a long list of things we could use help with and feel free to add your own category if you don’t see what you would like to do to help. To volunteer, contact the shelter at 662-284-5800.
Interested in volunteering with your work colleagues, social organization or school group? CAAS partners with one-time or recurring groups for shelter tasks, days of service and special projects. To volunteer, contact the shelter at 662-284-5800.
The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter can always use more foster homes. We have dogs and cats in need of foster homes from puppies and kittens to seniors, small to big, and everything in between. We pay all approved medical expenses for our foster animals. We ask only that our foster homes care for the animal and help us make the animal a well-adjusted family pet, as well as help us decide which adopter is the right one for their animal. Foster homes get first “dibs” on the animal if they fall in love. We value our foster homes highly and work with them regularly to ensure the animal is doing well.
How to foster:
For more information on fostering, contact the shelter at 662-284-5800 or message us here.
Hundreds of animals each year call Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter their temporary home. In this gentle and caring haven, these animals seek refuge, safety and a loving touch. With your commitment as a kennel sponsor, you are helping us provide needed care to each homeless animal that curls up within your warm, safe kennel. Each kennel sponsor has the option to sponsor a dog, cat, or small animal kennel within our shelter. The cost of the sponsorship reflects the expenses incurred to care for one animal (cat, dog, or small animal) for 365 days. To show our gratitude and appreciation, each sponsor will be recognized with a plaque on their sponsored cage for an entire year. This plaque is completely customizable with the option to include a photo, logo, and the name of the donor and/or the person the sponsorship is honoring. Your sponsorship is renewable each year and can be made in honor of, or in memory of, a loved one (human or animal). Thousands of people visit our shelter each year allowing for great exposure for your business. To help us save lives by becoming a cherished kennel sponsor, please complete the Kennel Sponsorship form.
Make a small monthly donation towards the care of our animals and help save a life! Please see our donation page to start giving today.
Your trash is our treasure. Every time you throw away an empty aluminum can, you could be helping save an animal’s life. Cans for Pets, our recycling program, is an opportunity to turn trash into funds for the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter.
The Cans for Pets program allows the community to drop off their empty aluminum cans at the animal shelter. The funds raised from the recycling program help us house and feed the many cats and dogs at the animal shelter. One pound of cans (33 cans) feeds a large dog for a day.
Simply bring us the empty aluminum beverage cans that you would normally throw out at home, and you’re helping save lives! It’s that simple. You can also help by collecting aluminum cans from your organization or workplace.
The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter has a lot of daily needs to keep our shelter running smoothly. If you would like to help us with every day needs, please see our wishlist below. We appreciate your generosity and our animals appreciate your continued support. Here is our Amazon Wish List where items you purchase directly shipped to our shelter.
Items on our Wish List are:
Shop on AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter.
Get started with these easy steps:
Click here to sign up and start shopping!
Add iGive.com to help Corinth Alcorn Animal Shelter every time you shop online! It benefits us and it's free.
Reasons to add iGive:
The Kroger Community Rewards program donates money to nonprofit organizations when enrolled supporters use their Kroger Plus cards.
Shelter supporters (68 households) who shopped at Kroger between 5-1-2017 and 7-31-2017 (Cycle 2017, Qtr 2) have contributed $295.75 total donation to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter.
Shelter supporters (145 households) who shopped at Kroger between 11-1-2020 and 1-31-2021 have contributed $345.27 total donations to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter.
That means you can earn money for the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter every time you buy groceries or gas at Kroger! There is absolutely no cost to you other than what you’re already spending, and it has no effect on your Kroger Plus discounts or fuel points. All you have to do is sign up for a free Kroger account if you don’t already have one, enroll in the Community Rewards program, search for “Corinth Alcorn Animal Shelter,” and click on our name to confirm.
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com to get started! You must renew your Community Rewards each year. Need help, let us know.
Shop with locally owned Roger’s Supermarket at 410 South Cass Street in Corinth and they’ll give back 1% of your subtotal to the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter!
Turn in your receipts at the Roger’s Supermarket office and place our name (Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter) on a piece of paper as well as your name. Secure these items in a bag or envelope so that they stay together. Roger’s staff will then send a check to us with your name in the memo portion.
Normal time to process receipts is about 7-10 days.
Thanks Roger’s Supermarket for supporting the community and the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter.
Without the generosity and support we receive from both businesses and individuals in our community, we would not be able to continue our lifesaving work. Each year, we partner with various companies in order to make our programs and services available to members of Alcorn County and the surrounding communities. Becoming a corporate partner of Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is a wonderful opportunity to help make a difference, all while promoting your business. We have many options for our corporate partners, and would be happy to discuss these opportunities with you. Some opportunities our corporate sponsors have included:
In order to raise both funds and awareness around the wonderful work we do here at CAAS, we hold various fundraising events throughout the year. These events reach thousands of people in Alcorn County, MS, and help us continue to save lives and provide invaluable programs and services to our community. We have completely revamped our sponsorship options in order to provide our sponsors with maximum exposure prior to the event and extensive acknowledgement during and after our events. By sponsoring our events, you can show that your company supports homeless animals on their journey to finding a forever home and the people within the community who love their pets. To learn more about our sponsorship levels and benefits, please email us.
As a nonprofit animal shelter, we rely heavily on the success of our annual fundraising events each year. At these events, we feature items of all sorts in our auctions and raffles. At these events, the raffles and auctions are responsible for raising a significant amount for the event, and without quality auction items we are unable to reach our fundraising goals in order to help the pets in need. We turn to companies, organizations, and individuals in our community to help us by asking for donations to be used at these events. Donating a basket to be used at our events not only helps our cause, but it is a great way to promote your business. If you would like to donate an item, please fill out a Donation Contract and return it with your donation. If you have questions, please email us.
Financial support from members of the community is essential to the operations of Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter. Planned giving is a method by which you can assist Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter and enjoy the tax benefits of supporting a non-profit organization. Several planned giving opportunities are listed below.
Cash donations provide Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter immediate financial support and an income tax deduction for the year in which the gift was given.
Stocks may be transferred directly to Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter or you may give stock certificates. In either case, you will receive a tax deduction for the full value of the stock on the day in which the stock is given, and, if the stock has appreciated in value from when you purchased it, you will avoid paying capital gains taxes due if you were to sell the stock.
Including Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter as a beneficiary in your will is an excellent method by which you can provide your support. The bequest can be unrestricted, in which case Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter can utilize the funds where they are needed most, or restricted, which allows you to determine how the gift is to be used.
Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts are two vehicles through which you and Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter both receive benefits on an ongoing basis. In a Charitable Remainder Trust, annual income is provided to you, and as a beneficiary of the trust Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter receives the gift upon the passing of those indicated in the trust. In a Charitable Lead Trust, Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter, as a beneficiary of the trust, receives distributions from the trust for a predetermined number of years, and at the end of the time period the remainder of the trust is then distributed to Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter and any other beneficiaries indicated in the trust document.
A life insurance policy is an excellent way to provide you with a tax deduction and ultimately gift a significant amount to Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter. By naming Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter the owner of the policy, the policy will qualify as a charitable gift. If the policy is paid in full, the cost basis or the replacement value of the policy, whichever is less, is usually your tax deduction for the year. If, however, you are continuing to pay premiums, the amount of the premiums you pay qualify as your charitable tax deduction.
If you are interested in participating in any of the planned giving options above, please contact the Executive Director to discuss these options in detail, or consult with your own financial or tax advisor.