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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



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

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

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

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

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

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






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Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture


Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture

Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.




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