(Guest Post by Jessica Brody)
Animal lovers are always looking for actionable ways to really help pets in need. If you want to support abandoned or otherwise neglected pets, there are ways to make an impact. Check out these resources for helping animals in your neighborhood.
Go Local in Your Neighborhood
Many cities have animal shelters and other organizations where you can volunteer or donate pet items. Consider these ideas for tracking down such opportunities in your area.
- Learn about volunteering and what is required to work with animals.
- Find your local chapter of the Humane Society of the United States to volunteer.
- Grab a bunch of food and supplies to donate.
Take Small Steps That Add Up
You don’t have to have hundreds of dollars in pet treats or 20 hours a week to help animals. Act in small ways each day, and those steps will add up to a big impact.
- Get involved with pet adoption events and promote the “adopt don’t shop” concept.
- Expand your wardrobe with apparel that supports rescues and shelters that interest you.
- Raise awareness by organizing events, cleaning up pet parks, or even starting a club.
- Walk shelter dogs when you have a bit of free time – it’ll brighten their day!
Take Initiative on Your Own
If your local community lacks the opportunities you’re looking for, it might be time to create your own! Think about starting your own organization that helps animals. Get your friends together to support your cause.
- Host a donation drive (or a virtual event) to get your community involved in collecting items or fundraising for pets.
- Learn about establishing a nonprofit to help animals in your area.
- Create a business that gives back to animals – or offers a service for them, too.
- Because payroll can be the greatest business expense you can incur, it’s important to use an automated payroll system like QuickBooks that helps you define payroll.
Caring for animals who have been neglected or abandoned is a difficult yet worthy endeavor. With all these ideas, you’re fully prepared to help pets in need.
Guest Author Bio-
Jessica Brody writes for Our Best Friends
Let’s start a conversation in the comments below. Have you tried any of these tips? How do you help pets in need?