The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Sunbear Squad is a non-profit organization that publishes an animal welfare web site designed to transform animal lovers into animal welfare defenders with knowledge, tools, and inspiration.
Sunbear was a chocolate Labrador Retriever who died tragically from neglect, and this web site was created in his memory to encourage everyone to watch, listen, and call the authorities when an animal is in distress. A Neighborhood Watch for Pets program is one significant offering that includes a kit of program materials and weekly Watch Tip emails. Freely downloadable tools include Wallet Cards, Window Signs, and Advertising Files. Information about identifying signs of neglect and abuse, risks and threats, and pet-friendly community attributes educate readers. Inspirational rescue stories and sayings are among the most-visited pages.