Miss Molly has a lot of friends, unfortunately, they are homeless and in shelters waiting to find their furever families. Besides being lonesome, they don’t have much in there. Have you ever wondered how you can help your local animal shelter even when you don’t have a lot of money?
The holidays are a time of giving and sharing so it only seems fitting that we include these poor helpless furbabies too.
The holidays are the perfect time to help them out and make their days a little easier.
Miss Molly used to be one of the pets all alone and homeless. She can vouch that each animal is appreciative of even the smallest of gifts or even a bit of your time!
A nice walk or an ear rub is like hitting the lottery to them!
This holiday season, why not consider helping your local pet shelter?
There are several ways you can help your local animal shelter even when you don’t have a lot to give!
Take a look below at a few easy ways you can help your local pet shelter during the holidays so these deserving furbabies can feel the warmth of the season too!
1. Donate your time
You may not have a lot of cash to give, but you can always give your time.
Offer to help clean cages, walk pets, feed treats, take phone calls, or address mail.
Any time that you give is sure to be appreciated and well received by the shelter and the pets!
2. Get crafty
Gather some crafty friends and spend a few hours crafting toys, baking treats like these homemade Oatmeal, Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats, or making blankets.
These items will be appreciated and are a great way to share your skills with others.
3. Substitute gifts for a donation
When someone asks what they can buy you this year, request that they instead make a donation to your favorite animal shelter or rescue mission.
4. Host a fundraising bake sale
Bake cookies and other treats to sell for the shelter of your choice.
Offer your treats to family and friends and then donate the earnings so the shelter can buy the things they need.
5. Create a gifting tree
See if your child’s school or your church will let you set up a gifting tree.
On the tree put paper ornaments, each with the name of a donation item that is needed on it.
For ideas to put on the ornaments, call your local shelter and find out what they need most.
Invite people to take an ornament, buy the item, and gift it to the local shelter.
You can also set up a central place to collect the gifts and then deliver them to the shelter.
6. Find around the house donations
Gather your old towels, bedding, blankets, and bowls to donate to the local animal shelter.
They will appreciate your gently used items.
7. If you’re not sure, just call and ask!
If you are unsure about how you can help and if none of these options work for you, simply call your local shelter and ask how you can best assist them this holiday.
Helping out your local animal shelter and the homeless pets during the holidays can be easy and it needn’t cost a fortune!
Give these tips a try to help your local animal shelter out and show these four-legged pals how loved they are!