Celebrate National Pet Day, April 11th!
Of course, you love your pets! And they love you for giving them their forever home.
But what about those animals in need of homes, vet care, food and shelter?
Once you have appreciated your own pet, and lavished your love on it, please consider donating your resources to many of the good causes available to helping animals in need, or volunteering at a local animal shelter.
Better yet, adopt a pet!
My brother has adopted several dogs over the years. He and his wife used to volunteer by walking dogs at their animal shelter near San Diego.
If you are not a pet owner, consider making a donation. Many pet retail stores have in-store gift-giving options. Petsmart’s “Buy a Bag, Give a Meal” is just one charity program designed to help pets in shelters and in low-income homes.
PetSmart Charities will distribute the meal donations to pet shelters, food banks, animal welfare organizations or other similar organizations based on the needs of these recipients.
Janis of Retirementally Challenged donates old linens to her local humane society.
“I am so grateful for our local Humane Society for the compassionate work they do. They provide vital services by sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, and presenting education programs.” Janis Heppel
I think this is a great idea and I am gathering up some old towels to drop off to the Sacramento SPCA this week!