This past week, Animal Shelter Appreciation Week occured across the globe. Showing your local animal shelter appreciation is inherently important because YOU are the only way that these shelters are able to help homeless, lost, mistreated, or abused animals in their local communities. It is the volunteers, the employees, and every individual who has ever adopted a pet from a shelter; they are the reason that shelters can survive.
So this week, and next, and for every weekend after, I encorage you to find out more about your local animal shelter. Do they have volunteer opportunities? Do they sponsor local events or fundraisers? Do they hold adoption events annually or monthly? Get informed and learn how you can take a couple hours out of your week, or even month, to help these shelters so that they can help needy animals across your community.
Doing good is contagious so if you help out then bring a friend and encourage them to spread the word along as well. Spreading and sharing knowledge about such a great cause is extremely valuable and nothing else can come of it besides great help and support for all of our animals in need.