ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI (APA). 1705 S. Hanley Rd., St. Louis, MO 63144. This agency cares for and places homeless or abandoned pets and educates the public on humane pet care. One very fun event for which volunteers is needed is the CANINE CARNIVAL, held in October. Call:314.645.4610 ext. 22

HUMANE SOCIETY-- . Mackland(city) and 2400 Drilling Service Dr. (Maryland Heights)Training program may be required. Work may be in the adoption center, the clinic, or on special events. Call: 314. 647.8800.

ST. CHARLES HUMANE SOCIETY 1423 N. Second St., St. Charles.Junior volunteers help with cage cleaning, adoption, etc. Volunteers must be age 15+. Call: 636.949.9918.

ST. LOUIS ZOO. The zoo offers flexible hours and a variety of work otions. Volunteers must be 15 years old or older and commit to thirty hours of service. Training is provided. Call Zoo Education Dept.: 314.781.0900, x261.

ST. LOUIS SUPPORT DOGS. 11645 Lilburn Park Rd. St. Louis, MO 63146 . Support Dogs, Inc. is an agency that helps people with special needs achieve an improved quality of life through the use of assistance dogs. Utilizing the services of almost 300 volunteers, Support Dogs, Inc. provides service dogs to recipients nationwide, as well as pet-assisted therapy to thousands in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

or call (636) 332-4940. Wessel Stables in St. Charles County, 6948 Weldon Spring Rd. This is a riding program for the disabled. You do not have to ride to be a helper in this fine program, BUT if you are familiar with horses, you will be a real asset. Agency operates spring, summer and fall. Call (636) 332-4940.

WILD BIRD REHABILITATION-- 10040 Big Bend (near I-44), Crestwood. Rehabilitates baby and adult birds. Seven days a week. Volunteer age: responsible 16 years and up. Call: 314.984.9116 or 314.645.1741, ask for Bonnie, volunteer coordinator.

WILD CANID SURVIVAL AND RESEARCH CENTER- Founded by Marlin Perkins in 1971 for preservation of endangered canids -- wolves and foxes -- through education, non-invasive research and captive breeding for federally sanctioned release programs. (636) 938-5900

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER-- http://www.wild-life 900 Gregory Lane, Fenton.Rescues and cares for abandoned or injured wild animals (and then releases them back into the wild). Call: 636.343.6200.

WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY-- At Tyson Research Center, off I-44 near Valley Park. volunteer organization that rehabilitates birds of prey (eagles, owls, hawks). Must be 16+ years old. Call: 636.938.6175.