Since 1989, PAWS/LA has helped seniors and sick and disabled people to keep their much-loved pets when times get tough. Considering that pets often are credited with contributing health and happiness to one's life, the organization is undertaking important, even life-saving work — and it relies on volunteers to carry that out. House-bound clients need pet food delivered to them, and someone to look after their pets in case of a long hospital stay. That's where you come in. You can be a foster parent of sorts for that lovable dog or cat, or walk a client's dog or drive a pet to the vet. PAWS itself needs people to pick up supplies and pet-food donations and to help out with various pet-adoption events. There are tons of volunteer opportunities, so reach out and lend a hand. 1150 S. Hope St., #A, dwntwn. (213) 741-1950, —Patrick Range McDonald

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