How To Help Animals in Need When You Can’t Rescue
Oct 25, 2022
It’s a sad truth that there are so many animals out there that need our help. If you can’t rescue, there are still ways to help animals in need.
Did you know that there are nearly 6 million animals in shelters right now waiting for a forever home? If you are an animal lover, this is likely saddening news. And while you may want to adopt as many animals as possible, adoption is not always an option due to lack of time and resources. However, there still are ways to help animals in need, even if you can’t rescue them.
Pay Animal Fees
Animal shelters will often provide countless opportunities for you to help out in a variety of ways. One way you can help is by paying for the adoption fee of animals at the shelter. Usually, adoption fees can range anywhere from five to a hundred dollars. It is best to pay for the adoption fees of animals who are less likely to leave the shelter without this financial aid, like senior animals or animals with special needs.
It is no secret that every animal shelter constantly needs supply donations. Often on tight budgets, shelters can benefit hugely from any kind of donation you are able to provide. However, you should check their website or Facebook page, as they will usually have a list of the supplies they most need.
Volunteer Your Service
Nearly every animal shelter offers volunteer opportunities. Volunteering your services is one of the best ways to help animals in need when you can’t rescue. There are many ways to volunteer your time at a shelter: you can help clean litter boxes or cages, walk animals, do laundry, or—best of all—provide company and friendship for the animals.
Moreover, if you have any special skills you think could benefit the shelter, consider offering them. For example, if you are into photography, you can host a photo shoot of all the animals who are up for adoption. A photo showcasing an animal’s best side increases their chances of adoption.
So don’t get discouraged if you don’t have the means to adopt—there are still so many ways you can help. From monetary and supply donations to volunteering your time and skills, you can positively impact these animals’ lives.
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