Spay and neuter surgeries change the lives of free-roaming cats. For females, it means a lower risk of infections and pregnancy complications; for males, less fighting and fewer health problems. When the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project started in 1997, the mission was to spay and neuter as many free-roaming cats as possible, helping reduce overpopulation and the need for euthanasia deaths in community shelters.
Today, the organization has expanded its work to include all cats, including those with homes. When a cat arrives for surgery, it also receives a basic health exam, rabies vaccination, and, for free-roaming cats, an ear tip to identify it as spayed or neutered. Since its inception, the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project has performed the surgery on more than 82,000 cats. The organization collaborates with other like-minded groups and individuals striving to care for animals in a safe, humane environment.
Esperanza International organizes international service experiences to integrate young people into foreign cultures and promote a sense of global citizenship. On service trips, participants enact urban-development projects, building sustainable housing in Tijuana and setting up solar panels in Oaxaca alongside local residents. They build the homes with support from local families and the Mexican government. Each house exists in a community setting of at least 10 families. The families and participants work together to create homes incorporating the Haener-block system, which involves building walls from concrete blocks using mostly volunteer, unskilled labor. In the evenings, participants interact with their temporary neighbors to dispel stereotypes and build a network of understanding through excursions to sporting events, orphanages, and clinics.
A hearty menu encourages sports fans to nibble between impassioned shouts at Mick Finster's 17 glowing screens. Paler patrons may sunbathe on Mick's beachside patio and interchange sudsy sips from the 13-beer tap (not included in today's deal) with bites of baked Idaho potato skins sprinkled generously with crispy bacon and green onions, and coated in a thick melted layer of Tillamook cheddar ($7.45 for regular). Mick's favorite burger bulges with one pound of grilled sirloin, crunchy lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, and secret sauce, which is carefully crafted by whispering cooks ($11.50). While awaiting a Slam Dunk ground-beef sandwich ($8.75) or a wedge salad ($4.95), guests may shoot stripes and solids on Mick's billiards tables, whose clean green tops seem to celebrate the pub's Celtic roots and mock unwelcome dandelions.
Each 90-minute assessment begins with the clutter cleanser journeying into the depths of a disheveled dwelling or office to observe, assess, and alter the clutter and negative energies that have taken up residence. Together, the professional organizer and the client identify the desired goals of a less-cluttered space. The services of The Composed Domain will help label useless items as clutter and facilitate the release of unneeded possessions into the wild, where they will forever roam the dumpsters and recycling bins of the earth. After the appointment, an old and busy space will transform into new and organized spaciousness.
Sibling House’s network of homes works to help brothers and sisters continue living together in a safe, loving environment while they are separated from their birth parents. The state or a private agency places children into this network, which consists of approved, licensed foster homes that are willing to take siblings. Along with raising public awareness of foster care and supporting an environment of family unity, Sibling House assists foster parents by providing food, clothing, household furnishings, and donated vehicles, as well as knowledge and experience.
FurKidz 911 rescues dogs who are in danger of being euthanized due to injuries or overcrowding at local shelters. The organization’s staff of volunteers rescues the dogs from shelters, fosters and rehabilitates them in their own homes, and transports them to veterinary appointments and adoption events. When the dogs have fully healed, they can meet with potential families until they find a loving permanent home.