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7 Ways To Help Your Local Animal Shelter

By cecilyk |

The Humane Society estimates that between six and eight million animals are sent to animal shelters each year in the United States.

Sadly, at least half of those are put to sleep.

Animal shelters are almost always full, but spring and summer are far worse than the rest of the year because of the large number of puppies and kittens that are brought in. Sadly, many of those are adopted, only to be returned to the shelters as adults.

But you can help. If you’d like to get involved, contact your local animal shelter. And here are some great suggestions for how you can make a difference – even if you don’t actually want to adopt a pet.

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7 Ways To Help Your Local Animal Shelter

Donate Money

Yes, they need money. Most local shelters are run by a hodgepodge of low-wage staff and volunteers, with little money from government to make it work. Donating money helps tremendously.

writes here and at MomCrunch as well as at her own blog, Uppercase Woman. She spent over eight years as a young woman working as a surgical veterinary technician.


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5 thoughts on “7 Ways To Help Your Local Animal Shelter

  1. Melissa@ says:

    I.LOVE.THIS.POST!!! Thank u!

  2. baltimoregal says:


  3. boney says:

    I only support kill shelters

  4. stephanie hallamrk says:

    i feel sorry for the ones that don’t like any animals. all life that is here on this earth are a gift from God. i totally support the no kill shelters as long as they animals are being well taken care of.
    in fact i would love to foster a family of cats/kittens or dogs and puppys anytime.
    animals rely on us for food,shelter and love. just like humans. what is wrong with society?

  5. john t dixon says:

    I have 3 canine kids , I have been blessed with them for 11 years. they are my family & I love them for who they are as indivisuals, I consider my time with them on earth as being part of heaven.when our timeon earth is up , I know we will all see or fell our presence together when jesus returns. I will start giving my local animal shelter ten dollars per month starting 1 9 2014, I challenge all good people to duplicate this modest promise, jesus bless you for your kindness.

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