Saturday, January 24, 2015

National Change a Pet's Life Day

It's National Change a Pet's Life Day today!  Not sure how to get started?  Here are somethings you can do to help shelter pets in your area:

1.  Adopt a pet.  Did you know that adopting one pet actually saves two lives?  When you take home a pet it opens a space for the shelter to save another life.

2.  Donate.  A little bit of money can go a long way to help shelter pets.  Many shelters also have wish lists with things they could use.  Some items on wishlists are things you already have.  Many shelters need old towels or blankets.  What about that cat bed that your cat refuses to use?


3.  Volunteer.  Volunteers make a huge difference for shelter pets.  Volunteering can include basic animal care, walking dogs, and petting cats, but did you know that shelters can use other types a volunteers?  Do you have any special skills?  Perhaps you are a handyman or in IT.  Shelter's can often use the specialized skills you posses.


4.  Foster.  Fostering an animal can make a huge difference in making an animal adoptable.  Shelters can be very stressful.  Having a temporary home to recover or to grow big enough to be adopted can make a huge difference.


5.  Spread the word.  This can be as easy as sharing a Facebook post from your local shelter or even sharing with your friends how much your pet has made a difference in your life.


From big things to small things, everyone can make a difference in a pet's life!


9 comments :

  1. Great post! Everyone has something to give even if it isn't money.

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    1. So true! Sometimes what is most needed isn't money at all.

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  2. Wonderful post and great ideas. Even a small thing can make such a difference to the lives of these animals :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Very true! Everyone can make a difference!

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  3. Great post. They all deserve it :) Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday :) <3

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    1. Thanks, Little Binky! They do all deserve it!

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  4. These are all great ideas for helping animals! Even the smallest gesture can make a big difference for one kitty. If we all lend a helping hand, even if it's just in a small way, then perhaps many more kitties (and woofies) would get adopted!

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    1. It would be awesome if every dog and cat could find a home!

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  5. well isn't that ironic.. that was the day I took Abby home from the shelter to foster her..

    wonderful ideas you shared though.. :)

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