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HIGHLAND LAKES VOLUNTEER MEETUP: Play with Pups Through Spay It Forward, Y'all

Sid Holden of Spay It Forward, Y’all gets some loving attention from dogs she helped rescue from the Texas-Mexico border region. The rescue group is participating in the first-ever Highland Lakes Volunteer Meetup at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Save The World Brewing Co., 1510 Resource Parkway in Marble Falls. It’s a chance for charitable nonprofits and volunteers to meet and learn about each other. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

MARBLE FALLS — Sid Holden will go to the ends of the earth to rescue a dog and find it a home. It’s a big part of what she does through Spay It Forward, Y’all, a volunteer group that rescues, fosters, adopts out, and transports canines in need of forever homes.

She and Spay It Forward, Y’all volunteers make regular trips to the Texas-Mexico border region to save dogs. It’s an area where unwanted canines get euthanized at rates that would make your heart break.

However, it’s only part of the group’s mission. Volunteers often foster the dogs they rescue until they can locate forever homes for them. And when they do find those homes, Holden and the volunteers will even transport the dogs across the country via a network of private pilots.

If this is an organization you’d like to help or learn more about, register for the first-ever Highland Lakes Volunteer Meetup, which is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Save The World Brewing Co., 1510 Resource Parkway. The meetup is a chance for charitable nonprofits to highlight what they do in the community.

The first meetup features Spay It Forward, Y’all, The Helping Center of Marble Falls, and Camp of The Hills.

At the event, there will be some social time as the organizations’ representatives and new volunteers get to know each other, but then it’s off to the projects. Each of the organizations will have a volunteer opportunity in which you can take part that day.

Spay It Forward, Y’all needs volunteers to give some special dogs exercise and attention at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. You’ll take the dogs for a walk and play with them while also helping to socialize them.

What a perfect volunteer activity.

The Highland Lakes Volunteer Meetup is a great chance for people to get a feel for what the different charitable nonprofits do. And you’re not committing to anything, just a few hours one Saturday morning.

If you’re interested in taking part in the volunteer day for Spay It Forward, Y’all, head to 101HighlandLakes.com/VOLUNTEER. Click on the “Sign Up” button to the right and enter your information.

Then, just show up March 31 and help make a difference in the community. It really is that simple, so what are you waiting for? The dogs need you.

For more community volunteer opportunities, check out the Highland Lakes Volunteer Guide.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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