6 Things You Can Donate To Pet Shelters
In 2017, there were over 800,000 animals who found themselves behind shelter cages in Thailand. According to the Department of Livestock, the estimated number of stray animals will increase to 1.92 million pets in 2027, which is over two times the amount in 2017. Keep in mind, the estimated number did not take into account the ongoing pandemic that is also a huge factor for people to take in pets.
International Homeless Animal Day aims to raise awareness of pet overpopulation, and increase the quality of life for homeless animals. Today, we would like to encourage you to donate items to animal shelters, recognize their hard work, and also support them! So they can continue to rescue homeless pets out there, keeping them healthy by taking them in and sterilizing them.
Food or Treats ??
Pet food and treats are something animal shelters always need. Since food is a necessity for our furry friends, there can never be enough. You can donate dried food, wet food, or yummy treats. Shelters take in animals of all ages, breeds, and backgrounds. This doesn’t exclude animals with health conditions, and foods for specific conditions can get really expensive. That’s why shelters always really appreciate food that is specifically formulated for animals that have certain health issues!
Sheets, Blankets, or Towels ?️
Another man's trash is another kitty’s treasure. If you have old clothes you don’t use anymore, you can donate them to pet shelters. There’s a constant need for bedding material, wiping up little accidents, and drying up freshly washed floof balls… making sheets, old clothes, and towels hard to keep in stock. Avoid clothes with embroidery beads, or little small things that could be bitten and swallowed.
Durable Toys ⚾
Everyone loves to have fun, especially animals in shelters! Show them a little love by donating toys your pets don’t enjoy anymore. Animals in shelters absolutely need playtime to release stress. Help them make the most of their playtime by donating that chewy donut that’s been sitting under the sofa for a few months! There’s usually not enough toys in animal shelters, and some good bois might feel left out. Give them something to get excited about!
Office Supplies ?
Hoomans that take care of our furry friends need to do a lot of paperwork. Many people only think of pet supplies to donate, but office supplies are important too! Paper, pen, folders, and even printer ink are all necessary supplies for a shelter office. Call the shelter to see if they need any office supplies you might have on hand to make sure!
If you don’t have anything on hand, you can always send them a donation! The easiest, most convenient, and fail-proof option. Animal shelters are non-profit organizations, so they will accept money. This way, they can buy all the supplies they need to continue caring for our furry friends. Donating also gives room for you to choose what you’re comfortable giving away.
Last but definitely not least, time. One of the most impactful ways you can help is giving animal shelters your time. This option is accessible for most animal lovers. It’s a great opportunity if you’re looking for experience as a student, and a rewarding activity if you’re just looking to help. Support the cause and their organization directly by donating your time.
After filling your heart with charity, are you also thinking about filling your home by adopting an animal? Let us know! ?
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