This week features a couple who has lost weight by volunteering at an animal shelter, and Girl Scout Troop 9644 who donates they’re creativity to make online pictures of dogs more inviting.

We’ve just had mug shots of dogs taken in front of concrete blocks before,” Noble said. “The girls’ backdrops are more colorful and make more of a portrait for our dogs.” “I felt so bad when I saw the dogs looking so sad in the cages,” said Alexys Perez, 11, a student at South Park Middle School. “It feels good to help them have a better chance to survive.”

Fred Schwartz and his wife, Joan, said they never imagined they would have lost weight after nine months of volunteering to play with animals at Wayside Waifs. Fred said he lost 20 pounds; Joan lost about 15.