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A volunteer-designed billboard promotes adoption in Vidalia, GA. For National Volunteer Week, we are saluting just a handful of the many thousands of volunteers who dedicate themselves to homeless animals. Organizations that embrace volunteers benefit from the creativity and energy of new minds. Volunteers can think big — in some cases REALLY big! Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society (SOAPS) in …

Every day is a holiday when couples help pets! Karen and Joe pose with Santa and their foster kittens. When volunteers come in twos, even more animals can be helped! We continue National Volunteer Week with a salute to couples who volunteer together to aid homeless pets. Dianne Heim of the New Rochelle (NY) Humane Society shares her appreciation for …

Pearl is one of the many cats receiving extra attention from volunteers at Clatsop County Animal Control Services in Warrenton, OR. This week, April 18-24, is National Volunteer Week. Volunteers are the lifeline of animal adoption, providing shelters with extra-special care and support. Some adoption groups are composed entirely of volunteers, with no paid staff at all. Petfinder recently asked …