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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



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

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

IFAW Rescues 10 Big Felines in Arkansas
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) declares an emergency rescue concerning nine tigers and one cougar from Arkansas' Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary near Mountainburg. The sanctuary...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

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

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

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

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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5 Steps to Social Innovation


5 Steps to Social Innovation

While philanthropy, social responsibility and corporate governance all already play a role, we will probably see more powerful contributions when companies embed social innovation into their core business strategies and operations.




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