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How to Help Your Local Animal Shelter During the Holidays

I have a lot of friends, unfortunately, they are homeless and in shelters waitin’ to find their furever families. Besides bein’ lonesome, they don’t have much in there. My Lady says that the holidays are a time of givin’ and sharin’. That makes it the perfect time to help em out a bit! That way they can have a happy season too. I use to be one of them pets and I can tell ya they are appreciative of even the smallest of gifts or even a bit of your time! A nice walk or an ear rub is like hittin’ the lottery to them! This holiday season, why not consider helpin’ your local pet shelter? There are several ways you can help your local animal shelter!

How to Help Your Local Animal Shelter During the Holidays

Take a look below at a few easy ways you can help your local pet shelter during the holidays so them furbabies can feel the warmth of the season too! It doesn’t take a lot and my cat and dog friends would sure appreciate it! Lemme fetch my Lady to tell ya some easy ways you can help out.

1. Donate your time

You may not have a lot of cash to give, but you can always give of 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!

Karen L

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

These are some great ideas. There are many ways to give besides money.

Angela Saver

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

Great ideas! I really like suggestion # 7 - If you’re not sure, just call and ask.

Dana Rodriguez

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

These are all great ways to help. I really love the gift tree idea!

Janet W.

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

It's such a rewarding feeling to donate your time by walking the dogs and helping to clean cages. Great ideas!

LeAnn Harbert

Saturday 15th of December 2018

These are all great ideas for anybody to do for the holidays.

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