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Animal Instinct

From pitching in at a zoo, shelter or wildlife refuge to raising guide dogs for the visually impaired, animal lovers have many avenues for volunteering. Organizations that heighten awareness about endangered species are often driven by volunteer power, too.

See how these honorees helped animals
  • Alyssa Grayson

    Alyssa is an enthusiastic wildlife advocate who gives presentations at schools, libraries, fairs, wildlife refuges and other venues about wolves and the importance of protecting them in the wild. 

  • Mary Degraff

    Mary raised money to procure a “pet disaster relief trailer” for her county to provide residents with a safe place to house their pets when tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters occur. 

  • Tabitha Bell

    Tabitha has raised more than $115,000 through her nonprofit, “Pawsitive Pawsibilities,” to provide nine service dogs to people who otherwise could not afford one. 

  • Nathan Duerre

    Nathan spearheaded a drive to remodel the poultry barn at his county's fairgrounds.

Additional Resources

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

The Humane Society

National Wildlife Federation