In today’s blog, Julian Omidi discusses the many ways to help animals in your area.
There are many ways you can help animals throughout your community. Today, I’d like to take the time to give some suggestions on how animal lovers can help their furry friends.
Share News on Social Media
One way to help that is free and only takes time and a little investigation is sharing news on your social media pages. This can be simply posting articles about animal abuse or cruelty, as well as promoting nonprofit organizations like Animal Support on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. This is a great way to begin a dialogue among those in your social circle.
Volunteering Your Time
Another way another way you can make a difference is to support local animal organizations and shelters. Many animal shelters need help, whether it is playing with animals or giving them affection. You can use your spare time to improve the well-being of the forgotten animals in your community by simply giving an hour or so of your time a week. Additionally, you can look into local organizations that work to help animals.
Fostering a Pet
Like with shelters, there are many animals who do not have permanent homes. They were either abandoned or born by a stray mother. They are left to live in a cage at a shelter and unfortunately some of these shelters put animals down. To have the greatest impact on an animal’s life is by giving it a home. If you have the means, consider fostering a pet. Fostering animals is an excellent way to give a cat or do a comfortable home while they await adoption. It also gives them constant exposure to humans and potentially other animals, which they may not have in a shelter.
Donating to Charities
Sometimes, to make the biggest impact you need to look at larger organizations that advocate for animal rights. Many charities and nonprofits work as an organization to make a bigger difference, from outreach to lobbying. These charities run on donations from people like you. One way you can help the greater cause is to donate money to a charity organization.
These are just a few ways in which you can make a difference. It takes a little research and some of your spare time, but by doing so you will be helping those that are often helpless, beautiful animals. Consider incorporating one or more of these ideas into your daily life to make a bigger impact on the world.
Yours in health,
Julian Omid is the co-founder of Animal Support along with his brother Michael Omidi. They work to help animals and charitable organizations.