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Animal society’s activities program seeks volunteers

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – TAILS Humane Society is seeking volunteers to visit human service organizations throughout DeKalb County with their pets.

The Pawsitive TAILS Animal Assisted Activities Program, funded by a grant from the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation, has focused on visiting assisted-living facilities but plans to expand to other types of organizations when it has more volunteers, according to a news release.

Dogs are the most popular species for animal assisted activities programs, but cats, birds, rabbits, potbellied pigs and miniature horses are welcome.

The next handler and pet evaluation will be at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at the TAILS Training and Veterinary Center, 2270 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb. To make an appointment or for information, contact program coordinator Lisa Smith at 815-758-2457, ext. 10115.

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