It's not unusual for Chelsea Phillips to hold up two or three fingers as she walks past her coordinator's office her way of showing how many pet adoptions she helped arrange that day.
"It is a lot of work in one day to get them adopted and stuff," said Phillips, "but it's well worth it."
Phillips, 21, and her best friend, Andy Finnegan, 22, are fixtures at Salt Lake County Animal Services. The two began volunteering there more than a year ago as part of Granite School District's GIFTS Program (Gaining Independence For Transition Success). The program aims to help special-education students such as Phillips, who has a learning disability, and Finnegan, who was born with brain damage, gain the job and life skills necessary for adulthood.