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Great Volunteer Stories

November 21, 2018

Johnny Rose has always loved nature. After moving to Nashville, he discovered the 3,100+ acres of the Warner Parks and spent many wonderful hours there walking with his dog or with friends. When he retired, he...

October 24, 2018

People often think that greyhounds need to be rescued from an abusive racing situation. Or they worry that such a big dog will be aggressive. Greyhound Pets of America, and volunteers like Kathy Jackson, are r...

June 6, 2018

In 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession, Kim Carrier founded People and Pets Together to provide families on the brink financially an alternative to having to give up their pets in order to feed their fam...

April 18, 2018

Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doo...

March 21, 2018

Volunteers have found a creative way to express their love for animals. Yard sales (aptly renamed “Flee and Tick Sales”) came first, but soon their efforts blossomed into the Second Chance Store, where the pro...

January 24, 2018

 From Rider to Writer—With a Little “Help” 

Passionate about horses, Crys Zinkiewicz found a great place to volunteer and then she discovered Hershey! Hershey is a go-to horse at Saddle Up!, a therapeutic...

September 6, 2017

Horsing Around–Good for Kids and Volunteers

“Mom, go ride your horse—you’ll be a nicer person!” For years, family members knew the value of horseback riding for Crys Zinkiewicz. Being outside, with her horse, r...

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