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Why You Should Give Back This Holiday Season (Infographic)

Think of the word "volunteers" and you might picture a group of people so generous that they put aside the fun things in life - say, Xbox games and time on the beach - in favor of spending dull, grind…

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4 Tricks to Outsmart the Winter Blues

Daylight Savings Time is upon us. That means the holiday season is coming, but that also brings along the cold, dark, shortened days of winter. For many people, this can be a depressing time of year; …

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3 Ways to Help Animals in Need

Have you ever watched a story on your local news about the discovery of an abused dog, or come across an article reporting how the local animal shelter is overflowing with unwanted kittens, and wonder…

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Volunteers Rebuild Ocean Reefs in ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

I've probably heard the Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Sweet Home Alabama" a zilspilllion times in my life – high school dances, wedding receptions, and on the radio. But hearing it last weekend along the sh…

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10 Tips For Being The Best Volunteer You Can Be

Volunteers are always in great demand in the animal welfare world. The problem is that many prospective volunteers imagine that the only way they can help is to clean out cages and litter boxes. Anima…

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15 Ways To Help Animals Today

Animal lovers know that adoptions save lives. But what if you love animals and are allergic or simply cannot take anymore in at the moment? Here are 15 other ways you can help animals: 1. Post. Soc…

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Visit the Beach This Saturday for Coastal Cleanup Day

What are you doing this Saturday? How about hitting the beach! (Or the nearest river, lake, large body of water...) Every day thousands of beach-lounging guests enjoy the ocean, home to 20,000 know…

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10 Things Every Shelter Volunteer Should Know

By Darlene Duggan, TAILS blogger What is the best way to get involved in the community and show your support of animal shelters? Volunteering, of course! So, you have gone through the application p…

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Could Saving a Pet Save Your Life? (Infographic)

You know that adopting a shelter animal can be the difference between life and death for the animal, but did you know that it can have extraordinary benefits for the human as well? This infographic…

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Avoiding Burnout: 6 Rules of the Road

A few truly amazing women who work and volunteer in the birth community recently asked me to facilitate a small group for them, something that would lend itself to helping them get done more of what t…

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