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Wednesday, January 6

Caring for the Vulnerable During COVID-19

As COVID-19 rages on in the United States, Greater Good Charities is working with partners all around the country to protect our most vulnerable populations. While we do not know the full effects of COVID-19, we know that by providing hand sanitizer to people experiencing homelessness and people living in interim housing sites that make social distancing difficult, we are significantly reducing the spread of COVID-19 among this vulnerable population.

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Monday, November 23

Riggs’s Road to Recovery

Healed and handsome once again, Riggs from Hawaii is ready for his next adventure!

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Monday, November 16

2020 Disaster Response: Wildfires & Hurricanes Compound the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, Greater Good Charities’ Disaster Response team has been called upon to respond to multiple natural disasters across the U.S. including devastating wildfires and hurricanes. During the second half of 2020, these natural disasters placed additional burdens on communities whose resources were already drained by the pandemic. Thanks to our partnership with PetSmart Charities®, we have been able to amplify our efforts to help communities in need during this challenging year.

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Thursday, November 5

Foster Hero Says Goodbye to Girly Before Flight Across the Pacific

As one serial foster mom explains, seeing a foster pet leave for their forever home is a bittersweet experience - even if you've done it 87 times before!

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Monday, November 2

WATCH: Paws Across the Pacific, a Historic Pet Rescue Mission

This year Greater Good Charities partnered with Wings of Rescue and the John R. Peterson Foundation to launch Paws Across the Pacific in what would be the single largest pet airlift in history. On October 28, 2020, we flew nearly 600 dogs and cats from 6 shelters on 5 Hawaiian islands to Seattle, WA, where they would quickly find homes in the Pacific Northwest. Watch the journey here.

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Monday, September 28

Pets Flown to Safety Just in Time

As Hurricane Laura approached the Gulf Coast, we knew we had to be there for shelter pets. With no owners to get them to safety, it was up to us and Wings of Rescue to make sure these pets were flown safely out of the way of the hurricane’s life-threatening storm surge.

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Wednesday, September 9 Dealing with Natural Disasters in the Era of COVID

As always, (GGO) is committed to our mission to serve people, pets and the planet. The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for communities throughout the US. Ongoing challenges include significant hardship for families who have lost jobs and endured profound economic disruption. In addition, COVID has created an unprecedented food security issue in the United States with millions of families who have never needed assistance before seeking food support. This food insecurity also affects millions of family pets.

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Wednesday, September 9

Pipsqueak the Bravest Mouse

When Hurricane Laura threatened the Gulf Coast, you gave such immediate support that we assembled emergency flights to evacuate pets out of harm’s way. Our Wings of Rescue team took flight and helped so many pets in the hurricane's path, like Pipsqueak the bravest mouse. Three-legged Pipsqueak boarded one of our eight flights to safety and found his forever home!

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Thursday, August 6

Keeping Shelter Staff Safe with Masks is working to provide disposable masks to shelters and rescues across the country, to ensure that staff and volunteers stay safe and healthy while helping pets in need.

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Thursday, June 25

New Life Budding After Australian Bushfires

Your donations to Australian Bushfires allowed HSI to help over 300 animals: about 80 koalas, 100 kangaroos and wallabies, 30 wombats and 100 flying foxes!

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