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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



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

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

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

Private Pilot Volunteer Flies Injured Bald Eagle to Treatment Center
An injured bald eagle gains transport assistance for upper wing treatment at the Carolina Raptor Center. The bald eagle was discovered in eastern North Carolina at Camp Lejeune. The Carolina...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

Facing Life Without Permanent Housing in America
Hundreds of thousands encounter life without long-term housing and housing support in America. At a recent event in Tillamook County, Homeless Connect, put on by CARE, Inc. of Tillamook, served...more

Idaho Students Volunteer at Canyon County Animal Shelter
A little over than 20 Idaho students were set to give back to the community by volunteering at the Canyon County Animal Shelter. The students expressed delight and reported that the experience of...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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