Pets not the only ones who benefit when you donate to animal shelters
Today in America thousands of animals are homeless and completely lack the hope of joining a warm and loving family. As dog and cat overpopulation continues, euthanizing of homeless pets occurs. Animal shelters, rescue agencies, and pet adoption organizations are daily putting forth valiant efforts to save the lives of these unfortunate animals and provide loving, caring homes for these hopeless animals.
Though these agencies work tirelessly, they are in dire need of helping hands. These organizations are almost always non-profit; that means they rely on financial donations and willing local volunteers for their subsistence. If you are looking for a way to volunteer or give back to your community, consider volunteer work at your local animal shelter. Here are a few reasons why you should help, and how you can help save the lives of these precious, unfortunate dogs and cats.
Why should you help your local humane society or animal shelter by volunteering? The rewards are endless. First, you will be saving the valuable life of an animal. Stray animals that have been on the streets too long or who have been at local shelters for too long of a time period are euthanized. By donating your time, you are helping the shelter find people who will adopt these pets and provide them with a home.
By volunteering at your local shelter, you will also gain a tremendous satisfaction in helping your local community by caring for and saving the lives of unfortunate cats and dogs. You will receive the love and gratitude of the animals you work with and play with; the warm fuzzy feeling of being appreciated and loved by an animal is an irreplaceable one. By volunteering, you may also find out that you possess skills you were completely unaware of. Discovering new affinities and talents may surprise you. Finally, if you are significantly interested in helping animals and possess a love for the unfortunate, there are many careers available in the non-profit animal organization arena as well.
First, you will want to start by locating the animal shelter nearest you; you can search under “animal shelters,” “humane society,” or “animal control.” Once you have located them, the best thing to do is to contact the organization directly and inform them that you may be interested in volunteering your time there. They will be able to give you information on their volunteer requirements, as well as be able to inform you of what areas they are most in need of volunteer work. Volunteer work at shelter may include walking dogs, playing with dogs or cats, bathing or grooming the animals, stuffing envelopes with informative letters, aiding in fund raising events, or helping publicize for an event.
Animal shelters, your local humane society, or an animal control center near you will value and greatly appreciate your volunteered help, not to mention the animals you will interact with. Take a chance and invest in the priceless lives of unfortunate pets. Help these organizations find loving, caring homes for these pets that deserve a second chance at life by volunteering your time and efforts. It will be well worth it!