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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



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

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

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

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





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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