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La Crescent Animal Rescue (LAR) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the protection and welfare of animals in La Crescent, Minnesota. Through our wonderful, passionate, committed team of volunteers we are able to continue with our mission to create a safe, healthy and more enjoyable experience for our animals. Volunteering also provides the chance to make new friends, both four-legged and two-legged, and help spread the word about the mission of the shelter and the animals available for adoption.

La Crescent Animal Rescue is open by appointment, or every Wednesday and Saturday. While our dogs are typically kept in foster, when we don't have an available foster home they need care at our rescue. Our cats are primarily cared for onsite. Even though we only have limited open hours to the public, the work continues around the clock! We desperately need more volunteers to keep our mission moving and our animals cared for.

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·       Fundraising Committee  

·       Volunteer at Fundraiser Events


·       Laundry

·       Dishes

·       Cleaning Lobby / Bathroom

·       Clerical (Greeter, Filing, Data Entry)


·       Socialization

·       Room Cleaning

·       Fostering

·       Feeding and Watering

·       Transportation (to Vet Clinic)

·       Adoption Day Events


·       Walking/Feeding

·       Room Cleaning

·       Fostering

·       Transportation (to Vet Clinic)


·       Certified Dog Assessor

·       Grant Writer

·       Computer Programming

·       Website Maintenance

·       Financial Advisor

·       Animal Groomer

·       Veterinarian

·       Vet Tech

·       Nurse/Doc

Email our Volunteer Committee for more info or questions!
Review our Volunteer Handbook below for details.

Volunteer Application

Please click the PDF icon to open the application. Fill it out online, save it to your computer or device, and email the completed app to: or print and mail to:

La Crescent Animal Rescue

523 S. Chestnut St.

P.O. Box 112

La Crescent, MN 55947

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Application

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