Animals have the power to put a smile on nearly any face and provide comfort to those when it’s most needed. This week we heard from four organizations with missions that focus on the protection, education and service of our animal population. Watch the recording or click on the links below to learn more. From the Employee Giving Drive website, you can make donations and pledges, set payroll deduction, or volunteer time to these wonderful nonprofit organizations.
Remember – the PeopleSoft payroll and time donation options close on 11/18/22.
(photo caption: Pet Partners’ Therapy dog Jarvis. He and his handler do a great job at continuing their socialization drills when they’re not doing visits by going to pet-friendly hardware stores)
Pet Partners EGP# 4132
Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education. With thousands of registered teams making millions of visits annually, Pet Partners serves as the nation’s most diverse and respected nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams. Pet Partners teams visit with patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students, veterans with PTSD, people who have experienced crisis events, and those approaching end of life, with the goal of improving human health and well-being through the human-animal bond.
Seattle Aquarium EGP# 9424
The Seattle Aquarium is the region’s premier resource for hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, striving to bring families and the community together in awe and understanding of the ocean and its importance to life on Earth. Seattle Aquarium’s goal is for every visitor to come away with new knowledge about the life dwelling within the Sound, as well as what can be done to help preserve it. They make sure to “walk the talk” regarding conservation issues within the facility by working to ensure sustainability in all aspects of operations, in ways that are mutually beneficial to all communities.
Project Canine EGP# 9678
Project Canine was conceived in 2006 by a dedicated group of professional dog trainers, educators, and experienced therapy dog volunteers as an effort to better bridge the communication gap between humans and canines. From the start, they developed and expanded their programs with the goal of setting the highest possible standards for education, screening, and care. Their therapy dog program has brought necessary innovation to training and testing procedures while providing a new level of ongoing support and education for their teams. Project Canine teams visit at hospitals, schools, counseling centers, residential treatment facilities, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, libraries, and detention facilities.
Seattle Area Feline Rescue EGP# 9224
Seattle Area Feline Rescue (SAFe Rescue) is located on the border of Seattle and Shoreline, and is a non-profit, no-kill rescue. SAFe Rescue takes in homeless cats and kittens, gives them the care they need to recover, and finds them loving homes. In a typical year, 2,000 felines, including seniors and special needs cats, find homes with SAFe as people in search of new friends visit their welcoming storefront Adoption Center. An extensive network of community volunteers and foster families helps the rescue carry out its mission and save more lives.