Giving your time gives a pet waiting for adoption, love and attention and brings out their great personality. You could volunteer as much or as little as you want and help out with feeding, bathing and walking dogs or giving attention to a kitten or cat. Not only is this good for the animals, but also good for the volunteer. Read here about the benefits volunteering your time.
Some Animal Shelters are run on funding while others depend on donations. Every bit counts in taking care of the pets from feeding to medical.. See here The Five Ways Animal Shelters Keep Their Doors Open.
If your limited on time and money, you can always drop things to help out like food and water bowls, treats, toys, blankets and more. Go Here for a list of 20 Simple Things to Donate to an Animal Shelter.
If you love to crochet, knit or sew you can help out with the blankets and ComfortForCritters.org has been doing this for 10 years… They have as of December 5, 2017, given out over 50,000 handmade blankets to animal shelters across the United States. The blankets even go with the pets once they are adopted to help them feel more comfortable with something familiar in their new home.
You could pick up blankets at yard sales, department store or make them yourself.
For Knitting or Crocheting Go Here for Free Patterns for Blankets and more!
They even have a pattern for a Fleece blanket that requires no sewing… Get that here.
Take the whole family this holiday to volunteer and show the kids how wonderful it is to give.. Who knows, you just might go home with a new furry family member…