Helping Hands + Helping Paws at Central Library 

Do you dream of spending your spare time with wiggly puppy bottoms or scritchy-scratchy kitten tongues? We are here to tell you there are avenues you can pursue.

On Tuesday, Memphis Animals Services and the Memphis Public Library are teaming up to host the Helping Hands + Helping Paws Volunteer & Support Fair at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The event is designed to hook up the volunteer with the perfect volunteer opportunity.

click to enlarge Fur friends and human helpers - ADOGSLIFEPHOTO | DREAMSTIME.COM
  • Adogslifephoto | Dreamstime.com
  • Fur friends and human helpers

"There are a lot of adoption events, which is great," says Katie Pemberton of Memphis Animal Services. "Not everyone is looking to adopt. Where does that leave you?" There are plenty of groups that can use a spare pair of hands, says Pemberton. Spay & Neuter groups, rescue organizations, trap-neuter-return groups, etc. You can help deliver straw to make animals more comfortable. You can foster. You can stuff envelopes. Make phone calls. Snuggle.

Among the participating dozen or so groups are SOAR Doggy Rescue, Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue, Mid-South Therapy Dogs, and Spay Memphis.

"This is about advocating for the animals," says Pemberton.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Tags:

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Music Blog

Listen Up: Cruelty of the Heavens

News Blog

VIDEO: SUV Driver Swerves Into Cyclists

Intermission Impossible

Ostranders to Honor Memphis Performers Who Died During 2017-18 Season

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (August 16-22)

News Blog

REI Opens Next Friday

News Blog

Stat: Gun Crimes in Shelby County

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Susan Ellis

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation