Top 6 Tips for Assisting at Your Local Shelter
Don’t you wish you could go to the animal shelter and give every animal a loving home? It’s too bad we can’t take care of so many pets! Luckily, there are more ways than just adoption to help these pets feel loved, and eventually, find their forever home.
Here are the top tips for helping animals in the shelter.
1) Donate a Car
If you have a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other kind of vehicle, consider donating it to a car donation charity that helps animals. Shelters always need transportation so they can travel with all different kinds of animals.
Humane Cars have a list of car donation charities you can trust on their website. This can help guide you in the right direction for making the most out of your donation.
If you don’t want to give your car away, you can help transport animals in your own car. Volunteering your time to drive for adoption agencies is a wonderful way to show you care.
2) Foster Animals
Fostering animals is a great option for people who won’t be able to adopt a pet in the long term. This assures that the animal will have a loving home instead of needing to be in a shelter. Though this is a time-consuming way to help an animal, it makes a world of difference.
Many people foster animals before they reach an appropriate age to be adopted. If you have the skills to care for small puppies or kittens, you can make sure that they are properly taken care of. Even fur babies need a lot of individualized attention!
3) Volunteer at the Shelter
If you have some extra time on your hands, it’s a valiant use of your time to volunteer at the shelter. The people who run the shelter will be thankful for your time. It will allow you to spend time with the animals and help care for them.
Many adoption agencies need people to pet cats or walk dogs. You will be able to feed animals, play with them, and clean up after them. You will be able to have a relationship with many different animals and be able to inform your friends and family of them, too!
Many people are willing to give a little of their money to help animals in need. Finding the best way you can fundraise in your area or online is a great way to help an animal shelter.
A popular way to fundraise nowadays is to set up a birthday fundraiser on social media. Share a post on Facebook or Twitter about the shelter. Your friends and followers will feel like they’re giving to a good organization and to you at the same time!
5) Spread the Word
There are many ways you can tell other people about how to adopt pets. The easiest way to do this is, again, through social media. Sharing pet profiles from adoption agencies can make your friends want to adopt them.
You may also be able to hang up flyers for local adoption events. You can also hang up specific pets that may need homes. Pet stores, parks, and vet offices are acceptable places to hang these kinds of flyers up.
These are all great tips to help animals in need. Of course, the best way is to consider if you can give a pet a home yourself. Maybe it’s time to give your cat or dog a friend. There is always an animal out there perfect for you and your home.