helping animals

Horse Sense Volunteering

Posted on 02/19/2013 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringFran Burns of Baltimore County, Maryland, grew up on a horse farm, riding and showing horses. She recalls that the only time in her life when she wasn’t around horses was during college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied broadcast journalism. After many years of working in the world of radio, and later, dental sales, Fran retired in 2006 to her horse farm in northern Maryland where she started volunteering with organizations that were …

Helping Nobody’s Pets

Posted on 05/5/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringI’ve spent a lot of time in the Third World and it never ceases to wrench my heart when I see the street dogs and cats loping, limping and lying around in various states of neglect and poor health. It’s not surprising: This is an understandable byproduct of economies that leave many humans living on the outer margins. But still, I’d like to do something for all the animals for whom every day is scrap to survive. So I was …