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How to Help Pets in Shelters

October 1 2016

Did you know that Adopt A Shelter Dog Month starts today, October 1st? This is a great cause, and one that we are happy to spotlight. Even if you aren’t currently able to adopt a new furry friend right now, there are still some wonderful ways for you to help pets in shelters. A Lawrenceville, GA vet lists a few of them below.


Volunteer


If you aren’t ready to adopt a pet, consider volunteering at a local shelter or rescue. Chances are, there’s plenty of work to be done! You’ll also feel great about spending your time helping cute pets in need.


Foster


Fostering is a much bigger commitment than volunteering. It also isn’t for everyone: some people just find it too hard to say goodbye to their furry wards when it’s time for them to move on. However, if you have the time and money to temporarily care for a pet, it may be a great option for you!


Donate


Shelters face a never-ending battle of providing their charges with food and care, often while operating on very tight budgets. Donations are always welcomed and appreciated. If you can’t afford a monetary donation, you can give away supplies.


Spread The Word


You can also help shelters by being active on social media. Sharing posts about pets that are in need of homes. Another thing you can do is join local lost and found groups, and try to match missing pets with their humans. When it comes to helping our furry friends, every little bit counts!


Spay/Neuter


Pet overpopulation is one of the reasons that there are so many adorable furballs in shelters. The offspring of a single cat and her mate can have a whopping 11, 606, 077 descendants in just nine years! By getting Fluffy and Fido fixed, you’re making sure that they don’t contribute to these numbers, allowing resources to focus on the pets that are already out there.


Have A Yard Sale


Get some friends or neighbors together, and host a yard sale to benefit a local animal charity. You may also be able to combine a simple bake sale or lemonade stand with your event. Just be sure to check local regulations first.


Do you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care? We are here to help! Contact us, your local Lawrenceville, GA animal clinic, today!

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