Animal shelters work together to help dogs have a better chance at being adopted

date January 21st, 2021 category Stories

HAILEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — When a dog arrives at the Mountain Humane Animal Shelter, the staff immediately starts learning the dog’s needs and what type of home the dog would be the happiest in. “For example, an animal, a dog that can’t be off lease for a variety of reasons, resource guarding, too protective of …

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Piglet nearly facing death gets second chance at animal sanctuary in Dartmouth

date January 21st, 2021 category Stories

His name is Chance. He’s a 6-week-old piglet that almost died. But a friendly farmer and a pair of friends who co-founded an animal sanctuary in Dartmouth have given the adorable baby feeder pig a second shot at life. “This little piggy has just been fighting and fighting to be here,” Deborah Bell-Devlin told NBC …

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Springfield animal shelter offers plush animals to help spread hugs to children

date January 21st, 2021 category Stories

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Dakin Humane Society is spreading hugs by offering stuffed dogs and cats called Plush Pals. At Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, the organization wants to strengthen the community to help children during difficult times when contact and hugs have been minimized because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Plush Pals are available …

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‘It Shows That I Have Perseverance’: Cambridge Teen Becomes One Of The First Female Eagle Scouts

date January 21st, 2021 category Stories

Next month, Scouts BSA — formerly known as the Boy Scouts — will officially induct its first class of female Eagle Scouts. It’s the highest rank someone in Scouts BSA can earn; the process to reach the rank was open only to boys until 2019, when Boy Scouts of America began allowing girls in the …

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2021 TYR Pro Swim Series: Rising Teen David Curtiss Clocks Sub-22 to Top 50 Free Prelims

date January 21st, 2021 category Stories

2021 TYR Pro Swim Series: Rising Teen David Curtiss Clocks Sub-22 to Top 50 Free Prelims Just a couple of weeks into this new year, the excitement level for this summer’s Olympic Games and Olympic Trials – as long as COVID-19 allows them – is already building. While many athletes are in the middle of …

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“It could happen to you” Superior teen raising awareness about human trafficking through fundraiser

date January 21st, 2021 category Stories

SUPERIOR, WI (KBJR) — January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and one Twin Ports teen is raising money and awareness about an issue that impacts every community. 16-year-old Mackenzie Cook wanted to make a difference for Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The Superior teen is raising money to combat a big problem. “It happens quite frequently, …

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Burlington County teen collects more than 5,000 books to build high school library

date January 21st, 2021 category Stories

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A Burlington County teen is making the local community ‘Philly Proud.’ She started a donation drive to help a local high school desperately in need of books. Capri Mills, 16, set a goal to collect 2,020 books in 2020. The Shawnee High School student started this project in March, during the pandemic. …

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San Jose teen’s macarons have raised more than $5,000 for nonprofit

date January 20th, 2021 category Stories

Baking has given Shrobana Sangupta an outlet during the pandemic and a way to help others Ever since fourth grade, Shrobana Sengupta has enjoyed baking. But it took on much more significance for her last May. About two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, with in-person school shut down, the 16-year-old San Jose girl decided to …

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