volunteer program

How you can help

We are always in need of volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the sanctuary! 

There’s a wide range of activities available, such as:

  • Drivers to help get donations to the sanctuary
  • Help with building, photography and fundraising
  • Weekly and monthly volunteers to help with chores, feedings, and cleaning up after the animals. Regular volunteer days are on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

To find out more or to apply to a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application.

Corporate events

Want to make it a team effort? A volunteer work day for your team is a great team-building experience! We welcome corporate groups to come for a day at the sanctuary and put their time to good use. Contact us for more information or to schedule a corporate volunteer day.

Becoming a volunteer means becoming a valuable part of what we do at Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue. Volunteers help with refilling bedding, food, and water bowls, as well as cleaning stalls and much more.

We’re also always looking for volunteers to help with transporting donations, and picking up vegetables and rescued animals. 

We’re located just outside Hanover, Ontario.
You can also donate useful items such as blankets, towels, bedding, dog beds, bowls, feeders, etc.

Or, you can either purchase items from our Amazon Wish List or make a monetary donation to help pay for food, vet care, and other sanctuary expenses.

We’re currently looking only for regular volunteers who can commit to helping out on either a weekly or monthly basis, on either Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This is because meeting new people is hard on some of their animals as this is their home. We try to minimize as much stress on our animals as possible, and one way we do this is by limiting visitors.

Adopt a cat

Adopt a cat

Carroll’s ASR runs a foster home based adoption program. Carroll’s ASR takes in stray, abandoned and homeless cats and kittens and finds them their purr-fect forever homes through our adoption program.

Our cats/ kittens are vetted, given their age appropriate vaccines and are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

If youre looking to adopt a new cat or kitten into your family click on the link below to apply.

Surrendering a cat

If you’re looking to surrender a cat to our program please carefully read our cat/kitten requirements before sending an owner surrender application.

Please note: we get many requests, and can only take in cats as we adopt cats out to their forever homes. Please be patient with us, as it does take us a few days to respond.

Carroll’s ASR currently runs an indoor cat adoption program. All cats surrendered MUST be friendly cats, who are looking for an indoor family life. We do not run a barn cat program at this time.

There is a $25 surrender fee for all cats surrendered to us.

Become a foster

Carrolls ASR adoption program relies on foster homes to care for our cats and kittens. We cover all of the costs for the cats/kittens and you provide all the love!


The adoption fee is $185 for any of our cats and $220 kittens (under 1 year).

The adoption fee includes the cats spay or neuter, the first round of their FVRCP vaccine, their rabies vaccine (if age appropriate at the time of their vet visit), their initial parasite treatments.

We have our kittens/cats at the Hanover Pet Valu and Listowel Pet valu.

We do all of our meet and greets at our Pet Valu Patner locations.

If you would like to meet a cat or kitten who is avaliable for adoption but not at one of our Pet Valu locations please fill out the adoption application and once approved we will set up a time for you to meet the cat or kitten.

We are a foster home based rescue. All of our cats and kittens are located across ontario at foster homes.

We do all of our meet and greets at the pet valus to protect our foster homes and volunteers. And the majority of our avaliable cats and kittens are already located at the Pet Valus.

Yes! We often have bonded pairs or litter mates looking for homes together

Our adoption process takes a few days to a few weeks. It depends on how fast we can check references, and when we are able to set up a meet and greet.

Our adoption process is as follows:

  1. 1.  Fill out the application
  2. 2.  We will check your references and contact you once your application is approved
  3. 3.  We will set up a meet and greet — where we will meet you and your family
  4. 4.  You will meet the kittens
  5. 5.  Sign the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee
  6. 6.  The cat or kitten can go home

If you have lost a cat or other pet please reach out via email with:

  1. Your full name and cats name
  2. a recent photo of the cat
  3. where the cat was lost
  4. important features such as a microchip, lost tail etc.

We check every cat in our care to see if they match lost pets in the area prior to adopting them out.

If you believe one of the cats in our care is your lost pet, you MUST call the office during regular business hours at 519-313-4628.

To claim a pet you will need:

  1. valid photo id
  2. documentation (photo, vet record) that the pet is yours
  3. pay all reclamation fees
  4. have a cat carrier with you to take your pet home

Please note: we do not give back animals without ALL of the above items. Photos must match the animal, including their facial markings.

We do not return cats through email, social media etc. If you feel like a cat in our care is yours please call 519-313-4628 during regular business hours.

Available for adoption

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As a registered non-profit organization, Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue is 100% self-funded and relies on help from sponsors, donations, and volunteers to operate. From monetary and physical donations, animal sponsorship’s, volunteering, or fulfilling items on our Amazon Wish List, there are many ways you can help! See how you can make a difference below.

One-time and monthly monetary donations

Please consider a monetary donation to our sanctuary. All funds go towards food, veterinary care and supplies for our animals. We accept PayPal or credit card payments for one-time donations or you can choose to make it a monthly donation. Please note that we’re unable to issue tax receipts for donations at this time.

Cheque Donation:

Please make all cheques payable to “Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue”

Mailing address:

Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, PO Box 385 Hanover, Hanover Ontario, N4N 3L9

Supply donations

We are always in need of certain household items and would love to take some off your hands! Just contact us to arrange for a drop-off at the sanctuary. Some of the items we will accept include:

  • Blankets & towels
  • Garden tools (pitchforks, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc.)
  • Garden hoses & attachments
  • Industrial-sized fans
  • Fresh produce
  • Cat & dog food
  • Hay & straw
  • Cat litter
We love surprise supplies! We keep an updated, running list of supplies we can always use here at the sanctuary on our Amazon Wish List. If you’d like to help out by purchasing any of these items to be sent directly to us, we’d be so appreciative.