A lot of animal lovers would love the thought of helping the animals housing at the animal shelter, but we all know it can be difficult. You don’t have enough time to do your own errands at home, much less attend to the tasks needed to do in an animal shelter. There are a lot of creative ways to help animal shelters, without investing too much money and time.
Spreading the Word
There are many ways to do this. First, is by hanging fliers for coming adoption events or adoptable animals in pet shops, veterinary facilities, and other places where interested individuals can see. You can also use social media like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and a lot more to advertise the pets that need home. It can be as easy and quick as sharing the profiles you’ve made for each animal.
Instead of cash, you can donate needed to supplies to animal shelters, such as food, toys, beds and cleaning equipment. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can also look for items in the Craig’s list. Most of the time, they give supplies for free. You can also call hotels or supply stores nearby if they’re willing to donate for the animal shelters.
Using Your Talent/Profession as an Advantage
An individual who loves to make crafts
You can make homemade toys and beddings with old clothes and blankets. There are a lot of ideas and designs you can get from the internet alone.
If you’ve got a talent and skill in carpentry, you should help out in repairing and improving shelters, making them more animal-friendly and suitable for leaving. Aside from renovation projects, you should also help in making those cat trees.
Literally speaking, animals in an animal shelter will need someone to defend them. Use your profession to help them in legal matters to keep the shelter running.
An animal shelter also need to have an updated account documents. As an accountant, you can use your knowledge to help nearby shelters organize fees paid by adopters, donations and grants. You can also help in budgeting the needs of the animals.
With the help of a dog trainer, you’ll be able to prepare them for an adoption. You can be their dog trainer, or you can bring them to dog training classes, allowing them to learn basic commands such as sit, lie down and many more.
A lot of adopters would consider how the animal behaves. If he/she is in a likeable behavior, he/she will likely to get adopted and live in a new home.
If the animal shelter has a website, you should make it look more interesting for people to actually visit and consider adopting from the animal shelter.
If an animal shelter has a blog, it will also need compelling writers that can make a huge difference for the animals in the shelter.
Potential adopters would likely want to know how the animal he/she wants to adopt looks. Volunteering as a photographer will help the animal shelter post photos of their animals, giving them a bigger chance to get adopted.