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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



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

AAF Helps Impact Quality of Human Life through Animal Interaction
Animal Angels Foundation (AAF) is founded by clinical psychologists Rohini Fernandes and Radhika Nair. Mumbai-based engineer Aakash Lonkar helped in the growth of the foundation that deals with...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

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

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

Maryland Zoo Holds Annual Volunteer Search
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has recently announced that its annual volunteer search is already well underway. Zoo Manager Tim Williams said that this year they are looking for people who have a...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

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






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Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return...



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