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Utilizing All Natural Pet Care to the fullest extent to help animals on a regular basis is very important to us. There are many blogs that do a fantastic job of covering abuse stories and featuring specific homeless pets, so we’re going to do things a little differently with our series. It might be tips, interviews, resources, stories inspired by current events, inspiration, motivation, graphics, or filling any gaps in animal welfare that you alert us to. Whatever it is, we want it to be positive, upbeat and empowering.
To kick it all off, we’re including information from past posts so it’s easily found by anyone reading back through the Welfare Weekend series.
Keep in mind that animal shelters may take in pets of all kinds, including hamsters, birds, reptiles, rabbits and ferrets, so supplies for all species are often appreciated. Some items, such as dog food, may be provided on an ongoing basis by sponsors. Before packing a shelter care package, we suggest you contact your local shelter to find out what they require.
Following is a list of items that animal shelters frequently need:
Crates & cages
Cat & dog beds
Old towels, blankets or throw rugs
Disposable bedding for all species, including straw, timothy & rodent/reptile bedding
Healthy food & treats for all species of pets
Kitten milk replacement
Stainless steel bowls
Leashes, harnesses & collars
Syringes, gauze & other medical supplies
Cotton balls & swabs
Toys that are easily sterilized
Garbage bags & grocery bags
Buckets & pails
Brooms & mops
Printer paper, envelopes, stamps & other office supplies
Gift cards to department stores, pet stores & gas stations
Hand-crafted donations are usually welcome at shelters and they make great scrap projects. We have a nice collection of Free Knit, Crochet and Sewing Patterns for Animal Shelters to get you started.
Other Ways to Help
- Your time is a gift that is coveted by animal charities. Please help them out with general volunteer activities or donate your special skills, such as carpentry or graphics design.
- Create awareness with blog posts and through social media sharing. Follow animal charities’ social media pages, like the animal rescues listed in our Animal Rescues on Pinterest post.
- Give thoughtful, unique gifts when you shop these 45 Animal Charities with Gift Shopping
- Search for adoptable animals in your area!
We’re looking forward to hearing your suggestions. Thanks for caring!
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