For those with a love for animals, the Clay County Humane Society is looking for volunteers.
"We always welcome anyone who would like to help out at the shelter," Humane Society Administrator Matt Moss said.
Volunteers are allowed to set their own schedules, which would be a great fit for parents of school-aged children with the start of the school year approaching.
"Parents could come in after seeing their kids off to school and leave in time to pick them up or be home for them," Moss said. "It would be a great way to get out of the house and help the community."
Volunteers will also be allowed to work in areas they are most comfortable with.
"From cleaning up to walking dogs to helping out with our fundraisers, it is basically open to whatever the volunteers would like to do," Moss said.
The Humane Society is also currently not accepting drop-offs of cats or kittens. Those who would like to drop off their cat or kitten should call the Humane Society to be put on a waiting list.
Moss also said the public is welcome to attend the meetings of the Humane Society Board. They meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the library at First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Walnut St., Brazil.
For more information about becoming a volunteer or other services provided by the Humane Society, call 446-5126 and ask for Matt Moss or Assistant Administrator Diane Walls.