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Animal shelters, animal control programs, veterinary clinics and hospitals and other similar organizations that are actively seeking individuals who are willing, on a voluntary basis without remuneration, to work directly with animals who are abandoned, lost, abused, sick, trapped or otherwise in need of care. Also included are organizations that need volunteers to provide pet related services for the people they serve.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Alliance of Therapy DogsProvides testing, registration, support, and insurance for members who are involved in volunteer animal assisted activities. A network of handler/dog teams participate in various therapeutic activities across the United States. Alliance of Therapy DogsAlliance of Therapy Dogs
American Red Cross, West Central Pennsylvania Chapter - K9 Action TeamK9 Action Team has specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide comfort and support to people affected by disasters. Scientific evidence has shown animals are a positive factor in helping people cope with traumatic events. HOPE AACR teams are educated to be effective and professional while working in stressful, unpredictable environments. K9 Action Team is prepared to lend assistance to relief organizations by sending Certified Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Teams where you need them most. Stress Management and Compassion Fatigue are important considerations when deciding how to take care of staff members. K9 Action Team can help provide needed relief for your staff. Interacting with calm, well-mannered dogs is known to help decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure, and allows people to de-stress in a simple, yet effective way. K9 Action Team is prepared to lend assistance to First Response Agencies by sending Certified Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Teams where you need them most. Their response teams help to calm people affected by a crisis situation. The calming nature of their dogs help to redirect people while first responders can secure the scene. Their teams have served in many capacities over the past few years. Here’s a few examples of how K9 Action Team can assist your agency: Types of Incidents:
  • Death Notifications
  • School Incidents
  • Suicides
  • Accidental Deaths
  • Structure Fires
  • Wild Fire Base Camps
  • Line of Duty Deaths
  • Multi-Casualty Incidents
K9 Action Team is prepared to lend assistance to schools and school districts, hospitals, pastoral services, and other community institutions when their services would be beneficial soon after a traumatic event. Their certified handlers, partnered with their canines, have been specially trained to provide comfort and support to people who have experienced a recent crisis, disaster, or difficult loss. We frequently partner with mental health professionals and counselors in response to a crisis. Here are some situations in which K9 Action Team can help: Schools:
  • Shootings
  • Fatal accidents of students or staff
  • Aftermath of violent or disruptive events
  • Student, staff, or parent illness related deaths
  • Any traumatic incident that affects student body
  • School counselor responses
BeaverAmerican Red Cross, West Central Pennsylvania Chapter - Lawrence County OfficeAmerican Red Cross, West Central Pennsylvania Chapter
Center for Animal Health and WelfareNo-kill shelter provides a safe and healthy environment for animals. Services include adoptions, a foster program, and a low-cost spay/neuter program. Also provides 24 hour rescue and emergency assistance to homeless animals in distress. Trained investigator checks out all reports of cruelty or abuse and prosecutes when warranted. Volunteer opportunities are available -- volunteers, age 12-17, must be accompanied by a parent. Donations of animal care items and pet food are accepted anytime. NorthamptonCenter for Animal Health and WelfareCenter for Animal Health and Welfare
Clinton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsThe Clinton County SPCA is made up of staff members, board members, and volunteer workers who are committed to caring for the needs of lost, hurt, or unwanted animals and to educating present and future pet owners on the responsibility of owning a pet. The shelter takes in stray or lost animals at no charge and accepts pet animals for a surrender fee. Once the animals are signed over to the shelter the staff takes on the responsibility of finding loving new homes or the owner of those animals that have been lost. ClintonClinton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsClinton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Greater Lehigh Therapy DogsA dedicated group of volunteers with certified therapy dogs who enjoy sharing their dogs' unconditional love with others in an effort to lift spirits. Parent Club: Therapy Dogs International, Inc. 88 Bartley Road Flanders, New Jersey 07836; 973-252-9800 973-252-7171 Fax tdi@gti.net email http://www.tdi-dog.orgLehighGreater Lehigh Therapy DogsTherapy Dogs International
Hope Animal Assisted Crisis ResponseHOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) is a national all-volunteer, non-profit, crisis response organization with specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide comfort and support to people affected by disasters. Scientific evidence has shown animals are a positive factor in helping people cope with traumatic events. HOPE AACR teams are educated to be effective and professional while working in stressful, unpredictable environments. HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is prepared to lend assistance to relief organizations by sending Certified Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Teams where you need them most. Stress Management and Compassion Fatigue are important considerations when deciding how to take care of staff members. HOPE AACR Teams can help provide needed relief for your staff. Interacting with calm, well-mannered dogs is known to help decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure, and allows people to de-stress in a simple, yet effective way. HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is prepared to lend assistance to First Response Agencies by sending Certified Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Teams where you need them most. Their response teams help to calm people affected by a crisis situation. The calming nature of their dogs help to redirect people while first responders can secure the scene. Their teams have served in many capacities over the past few years. Here’s a few examples of how HOPE AACR can assist your agency: Types of Incidents:
  • Death Notifications
  • School Incidents
  • Suicides
  • Accidental Deaths
  • Structure Fires
  • Wild Fire Base Camps
  • Line of Duty Deaths
  • Multi-Casualty Incidents
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is prepared to lend assistance to schools and school districts, hospitals, pastoral services, and other community institutions when their services would be beneficial soon after a traumatic event. Their certified handlers, partnered with their canines, have been specially trained to provide comfort and support to people who have experienced a recent crisis, disaster, or difficult loss. We frequently partner with mental health professionals and counselors in response to a crisis. Here are some situations in which HOPE AACR can help: Schools:
  • Shootings
  • Fatal accidents of students or staff
  • Aftermath of violent or disruptive events
  • Student, staff, or parent illness related deaths
  • Any traumatic incident that affects student body
  • School counselor responses
Hope Animal Assisted Crisis ResponseHope Animal Assisted Crisis Response
Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response - Allegheny, Lawrence, MercerHOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) is a national all-volunteer, non-profit, crisis response organization with specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide comfort and support to people affected by disasters. Scientific evidence has shown animals are a positive factor in helping people cope with traumatic events. HOPE AACR teams are educated to be effective and professional while working in stressful, unpredictable environments. HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is prepared to lend assistance to relief organizations by sending Certified Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Teams where you need them most. Stress Management and Compassion Fatigue are important considerations when deciding how to take care of staff members. HOPE AACR Teams can help provide needed relief for your staff. Interacting with calm, well-mannered dogs is known to help decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure, and allows people to de-stress in a simple, yet effective way. HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is prepared to lend assistance to First Response Agencies by sending Certified Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Teams where you need them most. Their response teams help to calm people affected by a crisis situation. The calming nature of Their dogs help to redirect people while first responders can secure the scene. Their teams have served in many capacities over the past few years. Here’s a few examples of how HOPE AACR can assist your agency: Types of Incidents:
  • Death Notifications
  • School Incidents
  • Suicides
  • Accidental Deaths
  • Structure Fires
  • Wild Fire Base Camps
  • Line of Duty Deaths
  • Multi-Casualty Incidents
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is prepared to lend assistance to schools and school districts, hospitals, pastoral services, and other community institutions when their services would be beneficial soon after a traumatic event. Their certified handlers, partnered with their canines, have been specially trained to provide comfort and support to people who have experienced a recent crisis, disaster, or difficult loss. We frequently partner with mental health professionals and counselors in response to a crisis. Here are some situations in which HOPE AACR can help: Schools:
  • Shootings
  • Fatal accidents of students or staff
  • Aftermath of violent or disruptive events
  • Student, staff, or parent illness related deaths
  • Any traumatic incident that affects student body
  • School counselor responses
Hope Animal Assisted Crisis ResponseHope Animal Assisted Crisis Response
Lehigh Valley K-9 Therapy AssociationProviding emotional therapy and bringing smiles through visits to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, specialized centers and elementary school classrooms by therapy dogs.NorthamptonLehigh Valley K-9 Therapy AssociationTherapy Dogs International
Pocono Greyhound AdoptionFind homes for retired racing greyhounds. MonroePocono Greyhound AdoptionPocono Greyhound Adoption
SBCC Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteerDauphinSteelton Community CatsSteelton Community Cats
Therapy Dogs InternationalDedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.Therapy Dogs InternationalTherapy Dogs International

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