Author: Kate Harveston

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4 Ways to Give Back to Animals, Humans and the Planet in 2018

Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to become more charitable in 2018. Maybe you more recently decided that it was simply time to do your part to make the world better. Maybe you’d like to give more, but you’re short on money. Whatever your motivation, doing more to give back to the planet — and the humans and other creatures who inhabit it — is a worthy goal! Your desires are commendable, and the good news is, you don’t necessarily have to spend a dime to start making the world a happier, cleaner and more peaceful place for all...

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How to Help Your Local Animal Shelter During the Holidays

The season of giving is upon us, and that applies to more than just presents. If you’re an animal lover, this is the perfect time to pitch in at your local animal shelter. With so many ways to help, it may be hard to decide upon the best option for helping pets in need. Keep reading to find out about seven super helpful ways to give back to the local critters and furry friends who need your kindness this holiday season. 7. Join the Cleanup Crew Let’s start with the least glamorous but most useful task: helping to clean...

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The World is Facing a Clean Water Crisis We Can No Longer Ignore

In April 2014, the city of Flint experienced something typically reserved for third-world countries and impoverished communities. The city decided to stop using the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department and instead began sourcing the city’s water from the Flint River. Due to a series of unfortunate oversights, including failing to apply corrosion inhibitors in the water, the city’s water began to suffer a major public health disaster via lead contamination. By the time the effects of the contamination began to take hold, between 6,000 and 12,000 children were already exposed to drinking water with higher levels of lead and...

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How to Get Involved With Animal Advocacy – A Beginner’s Guide

People pursue profit at the expense of other living creatures in countless ways. From entertainment to experimentation, animals are tormented at the hands of humans every day. Despite feeling fear and pain, just like us, they can’t ask for the suffering to stop. However, by becoming more involved with animal advocacy, you can help give a voice to the voiceless. Joining the chorus of others working to end animal cruelty will help make a difference. Yet with numerous animal rights organizations on the map, it can be difficult to choose the best path for investing your time, money and...

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South Carolina May Soon Crack Down on Cruel Dog Tethering

Dogs have been man’s best friends since long before the United States was a country, but Americans have only recently implemented laws to take better care of their canine companions. South Carolina is proposing a law that regulates how long a pet can be kept tethered outdoors. This law also requires owners to provide their pets with food, water and shelter if they are to be tied or chained. Failure to comply with the law could result in a misdemeanor. Treating Our Pets Fairly Government representatives of South Carolina, a state that is home to many dog owners, have...

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