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Homeless Hounds Program Houses Pets While Owners Search for New Home
The Homeless Hounds program provides housing to pet owners while they are in search for a new home. The Homeless Hounds program, through Puppy Palace of La Crosse, averages nine to 12 homeless...more



Young Adults Who Care for Animals May Have Stronger Communal Connections and Relationships
According to a study appearing in Applied Developmental Science, young adults who care for animals may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities. Megan Mueller, Ph.D.,...more

Horse-Rescue Volunteers Help Hundreds of Horses Over 10 Years
Volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue have managed to to rescue hundreds of horses over 10 years. These horses were abused, ignored and neglected. The horse=rescue volunteer see to it...more

Pawsitively Connected Website Aids Homeless Animals
Pawsitively Connected is an online "a one-stop shop" for local pet owners, directing them to affordable animal care. Lauren Gibilaro, of Waxhaw, and Sally Daggett, of Huntersville are the...more

People More Disturbed by Animal Rather than Human Suffering, But Not Children
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...more

Magee Marsh Volunteer Opportunities
The Friends of Magee Marsh are seeking for volunteers to help with events that the organization will be planning and sponsoring throughout the year. Volunteers at the Migratory Bird Center in the...more

Volunteers Chipped in To Buy Wheelchair for Paralyzed Puppy
Little Esperanza, a seven-month old puppy born with spinal injury, was brough to the FM Human Society badly in need of a wheelchair. One of the volunteers wanted to use own money to buy the...more

Virginia Zoo Restricts Large and Exotic Animal Care Voluntarism
The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk no longer will use its Keeper Aide program. The program enables volunteers to assist feeding wild and other exotic animals, help clean up habitats and transfer large...more

Hillsborough County Animal Services volunteer Troy Wright Reaches Outstanding MIilestone
Troy Wright, a Hillsborough County Animal Services volunteer, has reached an outstanding milestone. Lat Monday, Troy washed his 1,000th dog at the shelter. Troy is a retired US Air Force Gulf War...more





A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.




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