Kids Can Help: In Your Community
Here are a few ways you can help animals in your community:
- Do you know an elderly person or someone sick who has a pet? Volunteer to help feed, walk or bathe the person's dog, or change kitty litter. Your help may enable someone to keep a pet they might otherwise have to send to a shelter.
- Call your local shelter. Ask what you can do to help. Offer to collect blankets and other supplies. Create a bulletin board for your school or library with pictures of adoptable animals.
- Animal rescue groups always need money. Hold a bake sale, collect money from recycling aluminum cans, or hold a yard sale. The money could be given to sponsor spay/neuter programs or to help feed shelter animals.
- Make posters for the neighborhood about taking care of animals, spaying and neutering, adopting older animals, and everything that is involved in taking care of a pet. Ask permission to put these up in stores, veterinarians' offices, or on community bulletin boards.