Court-Ordered Community Service

Important Information

If the court has ordered you community service, and you have selected the Animal Defense League to fulfill those hours, please review the following information before your selected first day of service.

Community Service Hours:


9:30am – 1:30pm

*Excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the 4th of July. Community service hours subject to change.

*You must be here no later than 9:30 AM. No exceptions! We will not, under any circumstances, accept anyone after 9:30 AM. Eligible participants cannot have felony charges or misdemeanors of a violent or sexual nature.*


  • Sign-in: You must sign-in for community service no later than 9:30 AM. It’s a good idea to arrive 10 minutes early. Be sure to bring any paperwork associated with your service. We cannot make any exceptions if you can’t arrive before 9:30 AM.
  • Age requirements: You must be 16 years of age or older to serve your hours at the shelter.
  • Daily hours required: You must commit to serve from 9:30am – 1:30pm.
  • Dress code: Please dress appropriately for outdoor work, including sturdy, closed-toe shoes. You will be asked to leave if you’re inappropriately dressed. No tight fitting pants, short shorts, halter tops, skirts, sandals, yoga pants, jeggings etc. Printed tees must be appropriate and family-friendly.
  • Tasks: Most tasks will involve landscaping, cleaning, painting, etc. You will get dirty. Unless directed by staff, you may not interact with the animals. Your assigned tasks may change daily.
  • Please note: You must at all times behave appropriately with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Who’s eligible? Eligible participants may NOT have felony charges or misdemeanors of a violent or sexual nature.

Please view map below of where to meet!

Enter through ADL’s hospital parking lot entrance at 11215 Iota Drive.
Our adoption center entrance does NOT open to the public until 11 AM.

The Animal Defense League of Texas reserves the right to send away any community service participant unable or unwilling to follow these guidelines. You serve your hours at the discretion of the staff. Be prepared to work hard, follow instructions, maintain a positive attitude, and stay busy.

Guidelines and Map

This document reviews the guidelines of community service as mentioned above. It also includes a downloadable map of our campus showing where to park and sign in.

Community Service Disclaimer

Prior to starting your community service, please print and complete this form. If you aren't able to print from home, a form can be made available on your first day of service.