by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
Helping homeless pets may seem hard, especially if you don't have many resources. But we've found many ways to do so easily. Here are five easy ways we help homeless pets -- and you can do it too!
Share Sheltered Pets on Social Media
Animal shelters and other rescue organizations post pictures and information about animals who need to be adopted, fostered, or helped otherwise. Sharing these posts helps spread the word and we do it often. You never know who might see the post and be able to help. Maybe it's you! If not, hit share so it can reach more people.
Use Talents to Raise Money
We're crafting to help homeless pets. Our items are sold on etsy and we always donate a portion of proceeds to various animal shelters. Because we aren't well off financially, this is one way we do what we can to help out. We make jewelry, pet toys, and many other handcrafted items. The more purchases that are made, the more we're able to do for homeless pets.
Reuse Old Clothing To Make and Donate Toys
We don't like to waste anything. Worn out clothing or things that no longer fit aren't trash. They're potential supplies to make pet toys. My kids and I make knotted dog toys from clean, used fabric. Some get donated to pet shelters for the animals to play with, while others get sold in our etsy shop so that we can donate money instead. It started out as something fun to do for our own rescued pets and has gotten much bigger.
Spread Awareness Through Writing
As many of you know, I'm a huge advocate for animals in need and it often shows in my writing. Life Successfully is one of the many sites where I write about pets in need. Others include Pawsitive Parenting, Heart N' Mind Paw Rescue, Denver Pets Examiner, and many more. This helps educate people about animals in need.
Visit Pets in Shelters
My kids and I like to visit and entertain the animals in shelters. Cage life can't be very fun. So we try to give them attention where possible. Many shelters have volunteer programs and/or allow people to exercise the animals and give them attention. You may or may not be able to take them out of the cage. But, love and attention -- knowing someone cares -- is what matters. Believe me, they do know.
P.S. This is my F post for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!