More and more people everyday are realizing that adopting a pet from a no-kill shelter is a win-win situation. Homeless pets get a comfortable, loving forever home and in return people get loyal, life-long companions. The killing of unwanted pets is no longer an acceptable way of dealing with over-population, as it once was. No kill shelters have sprung up in most communities across the country. These shelters are mostly staffed by volunteers who work tirelessly to care for homeless animals, match them up with loving owners, and most importantly to educate their communities about ways to prevent the over-population of pets.
How can you help? Here are a few things you can do to get involved:
Adopt – Do you have space, time, and extra love to give? Consider adopting a pet from a no-kill shelter. There are so many wonderful animals out there looking for a home. The bonus? Every time a pet is adopted from a no-kill shelter, it makes room for another animal who might otherwise go to a pound to be euthanized.
Volunteer – No-kill shelters are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers, and there are many types of opportunities: clerical work, dog-walkers, janitorial work, construction work, dog-trainers, receptionists, kennel help, public relations, and the list goes on.
Donate $$ – Monetary donations are always much appreciated. Just like everything else in life, it takes money to run a successful shelter! Most shelters have ongoing fund-raising opportunities. If you can't afford to donate money – volunteer to man a booth at the fair!
Donate supplies – Shelters always appreciate donated supplies. They need everything from food dishes, leashes, and blankets to office supplies, cleaning supplies and even toilet paper. Every donated supply leaves them with more money available to spend on finding good homes for the animals.
The Animals Matter® T-Shirt – Purchase an Animals Matter T-Shirtto let the world see that Animals Matter to you! The Animals Matter logo is in large bold print on the front of a quality cotton t-shirt; sure to be a conversation starter! For each shirt purchased, Animals Matter® will make a donation to animal welfare societies who are working to make our society a no-kill society.
All it takes to change the world is a little time and a lot of love! Contact us for more information and to purchase other luxury supplies for your companion!
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Ladies and gentlemen, it is our pleasure to introduce you to Ruby. Ruby is a brown and white mixed breed with big gold eyes that will melt your heart. She is the second youngest of our four legged crew. We think she is between 4 and 5 years old.