Guest article by: Jessica Brody, ourbestfriends.pet
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Do animals pull on your heartstrings? If you’re looking for ways to give back to your community, consider helping abandoned and neglected pets! Your actions can have a big impact on the animals in your neighbourhood. Regardless of how much time or money you have to spend, you can make a difference in the lives of pets in your community. Today, The Fellowship of Ravens shares several tips and resources to help you get involved.
Helping Neglected and Abused Animals
Few things are sadder than the thought of pets being abused or neglected. If you want to help put an end to animal abuse, consider the following ideas.
● Start your own animal rescue nonprofit.
● Know the signs of animal cruelty and spread awareness of these among your social networks.
● Launch fundraising campaigns to cover veterinary costs for abused animals that require surgery.
● Depending on your local shelter’s walk score, volunteer to take neglected dogs on walks while running errands.
Supporting Abandoned Animals
Sometimes pet owners abandon their pets when they can no longer care for them. Help provide homes for these pets!
● Donate excess supplies to local animal shelters.
● DogTime.com suggests volunteering at an animal shelter that could use a hand.
● Raise money for local animal rescue groups that take pets off the street.
● Consider fostering a pet or two in your own home!
Advocating for Prevention
Preventing animal abuse, neglect, and abandonment requires a community effort. Look for ways to spread awareness and encourage pet owners to make the right choice for their furry friends.
● Post on social media to raise awareness about keeping cats safe outdoors.
● Fundraise for local spay and neuter programs.
● Share training resources to help pet owners manage problem behaviour.
● Another idea from SingleKey is to spread awareness among landlords about the benefits of making rentals pet-friendly.
Pets don’t deserve abuse and abandonment. If you feel strongly about animal welfare, get involved in local initiatives to prevent and reduce cases of neglect and abuse. Donate muzzles to your local shelter, spread awareness among your peers, or start your own nonprofit charity! Your actions are bound to make a difference.