by Jessica Brody
In the U.S., more than 6.5 million dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small companion animals enter shelters each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Millions of these animals are euthanized, while others spend months (or even years) in shelters before they’re finally adopted. But you can help to change all of this by donating, volunteering, and supporting animal shelters in your community.
Brought to you by the Intercept Pooper Scooper, these tips and resources will tell you everything you need to know about helping neglected or homeless pets in your community — including starting your own nonprofit animal organization.
Help Needy Animals in Your Community
From volunteering or fostering with local animal rescues to picking up lost or abandoned pets and bringing them to safety, there are so many ways to help needy animals in your community.
- Find an animal shelter near you. Many rescues need fosters, adopters, donors, and other types of volunteers — including dog walkers, cage cleaners, nail trimmers, social media assistants, and adoption or foster application screeners.
- Bring lost or stray animals to safety if you happen to encounter an abandoned dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, chicken, or any other companion animal.
- Build winter dog houses for strays in your community.
Donate Time, Money, and Supplies to Shelters
Nonprofit shelters and animal rescues rely on donations from the public in order to provide for the pets in their care. Here are a few ways to support shelters in your community.
- Support your favorite non-profit animal organization with AmazonSmile. Whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com, a portion of your purchase will be donated to the animal charity you’ve chosen.
Start a Nonprofit Animal Organization
Want to make a major difference in the lives of companion animals? These resources will tell you everything you need to know about starting your own nonprofit animal organization!
- Do you have access to lots of outdoor space? Start your own animal sanctuary.
- Save lost, stray, and neglected animals by forming your own animal rescue or shelter.
- Transport homeless animals between shelters by starting your own pet transport company.
- Ready to make things official? Name your organization and form a limited liability company (LLC). Check out ZenBusiness.com reviews for more information about how this particular company can help you register your business.
As you can see from these tips and resources, there are a number of ways to help neglected or homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, and other types of companion animals in your community. Even if you can’t help financially, nonprofit animal rescues are always looking for other types of help — and your support can make a world of difference!
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