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Animal Volunteer Heroes Needed at Seattle Animal Shelter

13 days ago   |   By The Scoop

The Seattle Animal Shelter seeks “volunteeroes” to help with a variety of care for the more than 3,000 animals cared for at the Shelter each year. Volunteer positions as a shelter helper or dog walker require just two hours per week for six months. Animal foster care volunteers excited to work with and learn more about dog behavior are especially needed.
Shelter Helper
Shelter Helpers help animals at the shelter thrive by ensuring their kennels and cages are refilled with fresh bedding and toys every day. Duties include laundry and dishwashing and preparing enrichment activities. While...
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Kids gain confidence reading to therapy dogs at Hingham Public Library

Kids gain confidence reading to therapy dogs at Hingham Public Library

13 days ago   |   By Animal Health Institute

When 8-year-old Henry McDevitt first started reading to therapy dogs at Hingham Public Library four years ago, he didn't know how to read, but he would tell the dogs stories and flip through the pages of his favorite Curious George books.
Now he's reading the seventh Harry Potter book, his mom Diana McDevitt, said.
Although the Hingham Public Library's “Read-to-a-Dog” program went virtual during the pandemic, they are now offering 15-minute reading sessions in-person as well as virtually, to help kids gain self-confidence in a judgement-free zone.
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8-Year-Old Donates All Of His Birthday Presents To Animal Shelter

8-Year-Old Donates All Of His Birthday Presents To Animal Shelter

13 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Pulaski County, Kentucky, is home to about 65,000 residents. Of those 65,000 people, there is one with an exceptionally large heart. Jacob Maggard may only be 8-years-old, but he has enough kindness and compassion within him to last several lifetimes!
Jacob's neighbor, Cheryl Sears, passed away on May 22nd. Rather than flowers, Cheryl's family asked for donations to be made to the Pulaski County Animal Shelter, where her daughter, Kim, is the Assistant Director. Jacob was so inspired by this request that he decided to take action.
Rather than asking for gifts for himself, young Jacob asked...
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