Humane-Society-main_FullPet overpopulation, neglect & homelessness is a big issue that impacts not only the lives of animals but your heart & entire community. Whether you are giving your time by stuffing & licking envelopes for the next fundraiser, passing out fliers for the shelter upcoming car & dog wash or donating money, every bit helps pets in need. When our hearts unite to advocate for animals we can save & enrich lives. Here are some ways you can help!

Be Responsible. The first step towards responsible pet ownership by keeping a watchful eye on your pet. To keep your pet from becoming a lost soul, keep current identification on your dog or cat at all times so your pet can be returned home safely. Be part of the solution to pet overpopulation &  homelessness by spaying & neutering your pet. In any event, your dog or cat should be properly supervised. Make sure all doors, windows and fences are securely latched so your pet does not become a runaway in distress. In addition to the basics—food, water, shelter, and veterinary care—give your pet lots of love and attention.

Make a donation to your local animal shelter, charity or rescue. Check with your local shelter to see if they have a wish or needs list. Donate usable pet food, old blankets and towels, or other needed supplies that you may otherwise discard. This is a great way for you to lower carbon paw print. By giving back & donating useable items, not only do you help your local animal charity, rescue or shelter but are helping the planet. You can also contribute to one of your local shelters special programs & help with one of their campaigns.

Lend a Helping Paw. Can’t donate money, well don’t sweat it. Roll up your sleeves & volunteer your time at your local shelter. One of the perks of hands on volunteering is the free of charge cuddle time with deserving & amazing animals. You can bathe and groom the animals, walk dogs, or play with cats. Stuff envelopes for a mailing or help publicize an event, the skies the limit. Check with your local shelter or their website for a list of  volunteer opportunities available.

Find Your Purr-fect Match. If you are thinking about adding a four legged addition to your family, well look no further then adoption at your local animal shelter or rescue. Your local animal shelter have dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages & breeds who are just waiting for a permanent, loving home. From puppies, adult-dogs, kitties, adult cats to purebreds you will find them at your local animal shelter or rescue.

Help Bark or Meow the Word. Don’t be afraid to speak out on behave of animals who can’t fight the good fight themselves. You can go door to door and spread the word animal safety & pet owner responsibility. Better yet, tweet all about it. With  blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace & Youtube it easier then ever to promote a bark-worthy cause. Don’t underestimate the power of a click. Use your social media power to tell your friends around the globe about your local shelter’s services & cause.

Vote for the animals. Support legislation to protect animals. Contact government officials about animal issues and urge them to support pro-animal legislation.

Be a hero. Don’t sit in silence. Report animal cruelty and neglect as well as injured or stray animals. You may prevent suffering and even save a life.

Raise caring children. Instruct children in how to care for animals properly and how to treat them with kindness. Set an example by doing the same.

Work in Animal Welfare Sector. You don’t have to have to be a veterinarian to help animals! There are plenty of jobs in animal welfare.

Don’t wait to give back, make a difference and volunteer today! Your heart, animals & local shelter will thank you for it.

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