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Many older cats and dogs tend to spend more time in shelters waiting for their forever home compared to their younger furry friends. Most people come to the shelter wanting to adopt puppies, kittens or young adult dogs and cats. more
At the Arizona Humane Society, we care for and love each and every one of the more than 15,000 sick, injured and abused pets that walk through our doors each year. But, of course, we can’t help but have some that pull on our heartstrings just a tad bit more than others … this includes our beloved senior pets. more
Many older cats and dogs tend to spend more time in shelters waiting for their forever home compared to their younger furry friends. Most people come to the shelter wanting to adopt puppies, kittens or young adult dogs and cats. more
On any given night in Arizona, there are just under 11,000 people experiencing homelessness. Still being in the middle of a pandemic and now seeing inflation rise by over 6%, it is no wonder that so many people are struggling in the wake of what’s happened globally in the past year and a half. more
Alzheimer’s disease is devastating — not only for the more than 6 million Americans living with the disease, but also for the 11 million family and friends serving as caregivers. Here in Arizona there are 262,000 family caregivers. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, offering an important reminder to support caregivers in our state. more
Food banks across the Valley are gearing up for a busy holiday season as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its 20th month, further exacerbating hunger and need. more

All Faith Community Services is gearing up to feed hundreds of families and individuals across the West Valley as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.  The Buckeye-based food pantry is … more
There has long been a connection between the holiday season and the time to give back to your community, to help your neighbor or someone in need — But with a year unlike any in recent memory thankfully in America’s rearview mirror, we at St. Mary’s Food Bank know first-hand Arizonans will step up when called to give back at any time of year. more
In my life, like most of you, I’ve had many roles. I’ve been a mom, a wife, and an employee for most of my life. I could never seem to keep a plant alive but managed to raise three boys to manhood. Now, I have another role, as an area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child for the West Valley. more
We are humbled by the outpouring of community generosity that helps expand our nonprofit mission. Since 1977, we have remained focused on bringing comfort, dignity and compassionate care to our community, and we could not do it without the people, businesses and volunteer groups who give their time, talent and donations. more
Nourish Phoenix has a long history of serving the working poor in south central Phoenix. Each year, NourishPHX serves more than 20,000 families by providing food boxes and clothing from our pantry, and educational courses and job resources in our classroom to underserved populations in our communities. more
Trick-or-treating is right around the corner! Parents might be feeling safer about their children going door-to-door, but there are still plenty of precautions that they should keep in mind this Halloween. more
When you meet a new dog or see a photo of one on the internet, what’s your first thought? For most of us, we immediately start wondering what kind of dog it is. All of us have these … more

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement saw a spike in domestic violence brought on by stressors as people spent more time at home. What you should know is it was always there in some sort … more
Communities across Arizona are experiencing many challenges — from navigating a global pandemic to feeling the effects of climate change as our cities become hotter and our water resources … more
The holidays can be both enjoyable and stressful. The hustle and bustle may cause fatigue and overstimulation in someone living with dementia, leading to confusion, anxiety or agitation. … more
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