My Lady and us know that money and time are the two most common ways to give to a charity. Well, it’s no different with pet charities. It’s purty clear the good that ya do in other people’s lives is real, but ya don’t always get to see it up close. If’n ya give to a shelter or other pet charity, ya can see the good you’re doin’ close up an personal-like, as well as maybe feel it in your heart more. My Lady spends a lot of time helpin’ my friends in the shelters. She spends time at our local shelter walkin’ my canine pals so that they get some time out of their kennels and some ear scratchin’. She also spends time playin’ with the kittie cats.
Then, there are even other ways she helps people find their new best friend. My Lady says by givin’ to pet charities it helps more than just the pets! She says it has a trickle effect. I’ll let my Lady tell ya how givin’ to pet charities gives back to you and other folks.
How Giving to Pet Charities Gives Back to you
There are a number of ways that you can help a shelter – the two obvious ways are giving money or volunteering your time and skills. Most people don’t have a lot of money to spare, but local shelters are always in need of helping hands! Don’t forget that you can also donate supplies to your local shelter.
There are also less obvious ways that you can help out, even if your time and money is limited. Helping to match pets looking for fur-ever homes with people who want to give them is another way. Maybe you’re sitting at the break table at work and you hear someone talking about wanting to get a pet or maybe your aunt mentions someone they know is looking. Keep tabs on the kinds of animals in your local shelter and their personalities and you can advocate on their behalf when you hear of someone looking. This personal knowledge of the family and animal can help make sure it’s a good match, giving great rewards to the pet and its family. Even something as small as passing on information on the importance of spaying or neutering can help control the pet population.
Humans help animals by providing food, shelter and medical treatment in addition to love and affection. All pets return the companionship and affection to their families, but some pets go above and beyond by assisting their humans with day to day living tasks that most people take for granted. Most of the time service animals are dogs that can help as a seeing eye dog, an alert dog or an assist dog. Dogs help people with autism, diabetes, depression, hearing and seeing disorders, anxiety and panic problems or heart issues.
When you help pets, you are also helping other people. Everyone involved wins, the pet gets saved from a life of hardship (or maybe from being euthanized), the human gets a loving companion and possibly help with mental and physical ailments and you get to feel really good about helping both people and animals. That positive feeling can spread throughout your life and help buoy your spirits if you are having trouble in other areas of your life. It helps you spread the positive energy to people around you.