April 30th is National Animal Advocacy Day. This is one cause that we are all in on. We believe that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and compassion. And while animal welfare is too big of an issue for anyone to solve by themselves, there are plenty of things you can do to make a difference. A Sandstone, MN vet offers some information on this below.
One program that we are proud to support is Paws For Help. This is a financial program, rather than a rescue organization. Donated funds go to help pets whose families are struggling financially. The last few years have been hard on many people. We hate to see folks put in heartbreaking positions, where they want to provide the best veterinary care for their beloved animal companions, but simply can’t afford it. You can contribute to the program by making a donation, which in this case is called a Paw. Donations can be made anonymously online. You can also drop funds into our donation jar.
Paws For Help is a wonderful program, but it’s just one of many animal charity and rescue programs. Most rescue organizations rely on donations and volunteer work to provide food, care, and shelter for their wards. Monetary donations are always welcomed, but there are other ways to help as well, such as by dropping off supplies, such as food or clean towels. If you want to go a bit further, you may want to look into volunteering or fostering. Even sharing posts on social media can help, whether by raising awareness about an issue or maybe spreading the word about a cute pet that needs sponsors or a home. At the end of the day, every little bit matters!
Do you have little ones? This is a great time to talk to them about the importance of treating animals kindly. They may even enjoy doing something to help. Your child may want to donate some allowance money to a rescue charity, or perhaps write a poem or story about their favorite animals. Wind down the day with a classic animal movie, or perhaps just by spending some quality time with the family pet.
Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Sandstone, MN animal clinic, today. We are always happy to help!