Volunteers stepping up to adopt animals rescued from neglect

Good News Notes: “More than one-third of the 54 cats and dogs brought to the Animal Protective League in Springfield because of two incidents of animal neglect have been either adopted on pre-adopted. Another one-third or so could be finding their way out of the shelter between Monday and Tuesday, said Ian Wick, APL’s adoption…

Bozeman community helps fire evacuees, animals

Good News Notes: “When the Bridger Foothills Fire started Friday, evacuation orders forced many residents out of their homes, with some people having nowhere to turn for themselves or their animals. The Bozeman community was ready to step up and help anyone who needed it. Chelsea Gable, owner of Park Your Paws in Livingston, knew…

Shelter dog proves you can train older dogs to be therapy animals

Good News Notes: “They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but can you? One shelter dog is proving that maybe you can. If Willa Mae could really speak, she would have quite the story to tell.” “‘Willa Mae is breaking down myths that we have been trying to spread the facts of…

Whittier Moves Forward on Homeless Navigation Center

Good News Notes: “Earlier this year, the City of Whittier announced both a site and a service provider for a new homeless navigation center that will provide 139 beds for people experiencing homelessness as well as access to resources to help them transition to more permanent housing. In the 2020 Los Angeles County homeless count, Whittier counted 232 individuals…

Boise’s homeless community getting help during the coronavirus pandemic

 Good News Notes: “We often hear about how the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are more susceptible to the novel coronavirus. But there’s another very vulnerable population that is getting a helping hand through this crisis – Idaho’s homeless community. Soon, the Cottonwood Suites in Boise, which has been sitting empty during the…

Rihanna partners with Twitter CEO for $4.2M donation to domestic violence victims amid coronavirus pandemic

 Good News Notes: “Rihanna has teamed up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to provide relief to domestic violence victims amid the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘Work’ singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation announced the partnership with the social media executive on Twitter. ‘We’re joining forces with Twitter/Square CEO @Jack today by co-funding $4.2 million grant to the @MayorsFundLA to…

Shelter of Hope awarded $500,000 state grant

Good News Notes: “The Humane Society of Yates County (HSYC) and their Shelter of Hope have been award a major grant of half a million dollars for improvements at the shelter that will improve the quality of life for the animals, and increase their chances of being adopted. The HSYC is one of 12 shelters…