It can be tough to spend your time caring for a pup, fall in love, and then have to say goodbye when they eventually go to a forever home, but there are so many good things that happen when you foster a dog, too.
Animal lovers are likely feeling a little helpless because their usual methods of supporting shelters, like volunteering or going to shelter events, are on pause. And some of us just don’t have the resources to foster or adopt. Here are a few ways you can help animal shelters instead during the pandemic!
If helping dogs, cats, and other animals at your local animal shelter interests you, you’ll have plenty to consider. Don’t worry, though, as there are plenty of opportunities to help out at shelters. There’s bound to be a volunteer position that fits your capabilities.
The first full week of November is Animal Shelter Appreciation week. This week is designated to recognize all of the organizations who help stray and abandoned animals. Here are some of the ways your local animal shelter helps dogs, cats, rabbits, and a variety of other animals.
There are lots of reasons you might have extra supplies and items around the house that animal shelters might need. Right now is as good a time as any to do some cleaning and do a good deed at the same time. Here are a few things you can donate to help dogs!
Some shelters are trying to find ways to reduce the stress of dogs in their care. Research that studied stress levels of shelter dogs when they have sleepovers at foster homes might provide an answer for these often-overcrowded facilities.
The ASPCA works to rescue dogs and other animals, encourage adoption, educate the public, lobby for animal protection laws, and support law enforcement. Here’s what you should know.
A shelter dog named Leopard was on a walk with a volunteer when she stopped by a sewer grate with a kitten trapped inside. Deputies and volunteers freed the cat.
A judge sentenced the former head of Boulder City’s animal shelter for killing her own dog. She has been investigated for excessive euthanasia at the shelter.
A heartbreaking image of a shelter Pit Bull holding his favorite comfort toy, a metal bucket, goes viral. The dog was found in an abandoned home a year ago and has been in the shelter ever since.
Someone had broken into the shelter the night before and cut the locks off 22 kennels, probably with bolt cutters.
The parents of a slain boy are turning their sorrow into hope for animals at a Florida shelter. Working in conjunction with the Spay-Lee rescue shelter in Lee County, the family is urging people to donate cleaning supplies, cash, and cat food for animals in need in memory of their son.Nathan Goldsberry would have turned […]