In my last post, I was talking about how we all need love at some time in our life. Our animals are not alone in this regard. Even though I am holding a SL cat, In America, according to the ASPCA, we call it RSPCA in Australia, a mere 37% of cats who enter American Animal shelters are adopted. Less than 5% reunite with their families. The remaining cats are euthanized. Feral, shy, sick, scared, injured, old, pregnant mom cat’s, mom’s with newborn kittens and orphaned kittens are generally euthanized in animal shelters. We can do better. We can save more lives. It takes us all working together, each doing our part to make a difference. No action is too small.
Whether you adopt your pets from Local Animal shelters and rescues or foster a pet you are helping to improve the above dismal statistics. You are making a difference. Below are four actions that can make a difference and that you can do from the comfort of your own home and get some exercise while you at it.
1. COLLECT ALUMINUM CANSCollect aluminum cans, save them up and cash them in. Donate the funds you make to your local animal rescue/shelter to help save more lives. If there is a specific pet in need at the shelter (i.e. special needs cat who needs funds for a surgery), you can donate towards the cause.
2. DONATE NEW OR GENTLY USED TOWELS AND BLANKETS
Animal shelters and rescues can always use new or gently used towels and blankets. Blankets and towels are used to line pet carriers (when traveling to and from the veterinarian or to their adoption). Blankets and towels are also appreciated by the pets waiting for adoption, as while they wait they can have a soft place to snuggle up on and call their own. So rather than throw out that old clean towel, why not donate towards an animal shelter.
3. TAKE SHELTER DOGS TO LOCAL DOG PARK WITH BANDANNAS
Organize a small group of volunteers to walk the shelter/rescue dogs at a local park once a week. Each week, have the adoptable dogs wear their “Adopt Me” bandannas on your walks. This is a great way to provide much needed exercise for the dogs and increase exposure to the community- of dogs in need of homes. You’ll increase adoptions and provide an enjoyable walk for the dogs at the same time and have some fun while you’re at it.
4. VOLUNTEER 1X/WEEK/FORTNIGHT/WEEKEND
The key is to volunteer on a regular basis or at least when you can. What does your local animal shelter or rescue need? Do they need help with cleaning cages, or someone to hold the cats for a while at the shelter, perhaps even someone to walk the dogs? Find out what they need and make a plan to help. Set a date and time to come each week or fortnight, or when you can, and spend time with the animals. Not only will you be making a difference by lifting the spirits of the pets who are waiting for adoption, you can increase adoptions by taking photos while volunteering and sharing them on your social media pages and with your friends, family and co-workers. Spread the word that you’re volunteering and invite others to join you and to come to the shelter to adopt. It all helps.
Fameshed is celebrating it’s fourth anniversary for you right now and one awesome designer that is showcasing their works is that of Glam Affair with their beautiful Dynasty Headdress.
Currently at the Gacha Garden is the awesomely creative Lassitude and Ennui who are one of the sponsors at this event, showcasing their oh so cute Mittens the cat.
Destinations: - Fameshed, The Gacha Garden
Babydoll outfit: - S&P Seduction Babydoll (maitreya) in nude - S&P (New) @ The Gacha Garden
Headdress: - Glam Affair - Dynasty Headdress (Branch) Sakura (New) @Fameshed
Headdress Part 2: - Glam Affair - Dynasty Headdress (Sticks) Sakura (New) @Fameshed
Mittens The Cat: - Lassitude & Ennui - No 14. Mittens cat in cream (New) @ The Gacha Garden
Hair: - Moon. Hair. // Code Uma
Necklace: - LIZA_Necklace - by Avaway Resident
Pose: - Lalochezia - Do you remember