How To Be An Advocate For Animals In Need

If you’re a Southern California animal lover, it can be difficult to see animals who are
neglected, abandoned, or in distress. Fortunately, there are numerous ways ways you can
help. The following guide offers some suggestions to consider.
Volunteer
Shelters and animal welfare agencies are overbooked and understaffed. You can help
by offering your time your time in the following ways:
● Cleaning kennels, bathing animals, and providing physical, emotional, and
mental stimulation.
● Participating in animal adoption fairs fairs.
● Helping with publicity efforts, like taking pictures of animals up for adoption and
posting them online.
● SPCA LA has numerous opportunities to help — you can find them here
Donate
Animal rescues are always in need of funds, not only to feed and shelter animals but to
provide medical care and keep their facilities operational.
● Make cash donations.
● Sponsor an animal’s medical care care or food bill.
● Host a fundraiser and donate the proceeds.
● Great Nonprofit has a vetted list list of non-profit animal welfare agencies in need of
monetary support.
Start Your Own Non-Profit
While it’s not the easiest path toward helping neglected animals, starting a nonprofit can
have a big impact once established. Here are a few start-up priorities:
● Select a name and identify a board of directors.
● File articles of incorporation.
● Obtain tax ID numbers.
● Register as a charity, open a bank account, and create business cards.

Be An Advocate

One of the most important things you can do to support neglected and homeless
animals is to be a vocal advocate.
● Use your social media accounts to promote animal welfare and agencies that
help them.
● Repost information on local shelter and rescue needs.
● Encourage friends and family to adopt or foster rather than buy pets.
● Report animal abuse and neglect to the proper authorities.
Animals are innocents who have no way to protect themselves, and they count on
humans to be kind, caring, and compassionate. Your work on their behalf can be a
wonderful way to give back to your community, bond with friends and family, and make
an important and measurable difference.

One of the most important things you can do to support neglected and homeless
animals is to be a vocal advocate.
● Use your social media accounts to promote animal welfare and agencies that
help them.
● Repost information on local shelter and rescue needs.
● Encourage friends and family to adopt or foster rather than buy pets.
● Report animal abuse and neglect to the proper authorities.
Animals are innocents who have no way to protect themselves, and they count on
humans to be kind, caring, and compassionate. Your work on their behalf can be a
wonderful way to give back to your community, bond with friends and family, and make
an important and measurable difference.
Photo by Pixabay

by Aurora James of dogetiquette.info

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