Community Connections

The highlight of my week was spending a morning with the Capital Area Humane Society learning about the work that they do and brainstorming ways that their organization and LifeCare’s Pet Care Program can work together.

I’ve quickly learned that many non-profits do much more than what they’re most well known for. LifeCare Alliance, for example, is most often connected with Meals-on-Wheels, but also offers so many other important services to the community.

Two of the many cats and ferrets looking for a home at the Capital Area Humane Society

Two of the many cats and ferrets looking for a home at the Capital Area Humane Society

The Humane Society is typically associated with pet adoption when that is actually just a small percentage of the work that they do. During my time there, I learned about programs they have to rescue neglected and/or abused animals. The Capital Area Humane Society also assists the pets of victims of domestic violence by offering care to the animals if the owner is seeking temporary refuge at a shelter.

I enjoyed touring the facility, seeing all of the adorable animals, and gaining insights on how a different type of pet program is coordinated. The Humane Society emphasized the importance of well-trained, reliable volunteers and community outreach. By the end of the tour, I wanted to take all of the animals home with me!

Puppies wait to be adopted into a loving home

Puppies wait to be adopted into a loving home

Back at the office, I have completed the new routes for the Animeals Program! Over the next few weeks, I will be planning open houses for past, current, and prospective volunteers to show them the new routes and hopefully grow our volunteer numbers. It has been a very busy and exciting four weeks here at LifeCare Alliance, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of my summer holds!

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