Friday, December 4, 2015

How You Can Help Improve Animal Welfare From Your Own Home

Here at Pets & Critters Nook, our biggest concern is always making sure that animals have the best quality of life they can. Obviously, we believe that all pets should have a loving home and family of their own. And we do what we can to make sure that's the case. Do you ever find yourself wishing you could help out in some way too? That's fantastic! It's always great to have more people on board, so here are a few of the ways you can do your bit to helping our furry friends.


I'm sure you've all seen the commercials pleading with you to sponsor an animal today. But how often do you pay attention to it? The thought of pets needing that kind of help can be troubling, so maybe we tend to block it out. You shouldn't bury your head in the sand, though. If you want to make a difference to an animal's life, this can be a great place to start. You can adopt a cat, dog or any other pet, and it's such a rewarding experience. You'll get regular photos and letters from your sponsored pet through the post and see how they're doing. It's really great to see what your money is doing to make a difference to their lives.


There are literally thousands of charities in the world that are dedicated to providing the best care for animals. And truthfully, though we don't like to think about it, it's needed! Every donation, no matter how small, goes a long way to helping these organizations function. And without them, I dare say a lot of animals would be less fortunate than they are. If you can spare any money, donating is a great way to helping these charities continue to do their great work.


If you're in the market for a new pet, you are likely scanning the area for local breeders. A lot of the time, we like to get our pets from a young age. Puppies and kittens in their infancy are for more common to buy than older pets because they offer longevity. It shouldn't be forgotten, though, that there are many animals that need a new home and loving family. For whatever reason, be it abuse or the loss of their owner, they're homeless. If you want to get a new pet, try looking at local animal shelters to see what they offer. Care should be taken, however, if you have young children in the home. Sometimes abused animals can be a little bit temperamental, but that shouldn't put you off. It's also much cheaper than buying an infant pet, and you won't need to have all the standard procedures (i.e. neutering) done either.

However you choose to support animals all around the world, it's clear that they need your help. Even if you can't afford to dig deep into your pockets, there are things you can do. You might even consider volunteering at a local animal shelter, for instance. Whatever it is, we're thankful that you wish to play your part.

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