Summer can be a difficult time for charities, when people are busy traveling and generally having a good time. They volunteer less and they donate less.
The need doesn’t decline, however, and nowhere is that more true than in animal charities. In fact, the need often increases this time of year.
- Traveling people lose pets or decide their pet isn’t worth bothering with when they want to travel.
- Puppies, kittens and other pet babies are being born, or are reaching an age when people give up on finding them homes.
- People who have brought home a cute puppy or kitten decide they’re too much trouble or simply no longer as cute.
- Orphaned (or mistakenly believed to be orphaned) wildlife need care.
- Volunteers and staff are on vacation themselves, leaving shelters shorthanded.
What You Can Do
Include animal charities in your Summer fun!
- Have Christmas in July at work & ask coworkers to bring donations to deposit into a festive box.
- Ask guests to bring a donation to your next barbecue.
- Beach towels looking a little worse for wear? Donate them to a shelter.
- Call your local shelter if your kids have outgrown their kiddie swimming pool. They may appreciate them to cool down shelter pets.
- Designate one of your vacation days as ‘Volunteer Day’.
- Out of work this Summer? You can get experience and a reference for virtually any skill through volunteering!
- If you’ve installed an air conditioner this year, shelters may be able to use fans that are no longer required.
- If you’re having a ‘stay-cation’, it’s a great time to adopt a new friend (after careful thought and consideration). You’ll have time to get to know & train them.
- Create awareness through social media or blogging.
Watch for these items that are often on sale in the Summer:
Disposable bedding for all species, including straw, timothy & rodent/reptile bedding
Healthy food & treats for all species of pets
Kitten milk replacement
Leashes, harnesses & collars
Toys that are easily sterilized
Buckets, pails, mops & brooms
Bleach & Disinfectant wipes
Printer paper, envelopes, stamps & other office supplies
Drop the above items off at your local shelter or wildlife rescue, or add the list to barbecue invitations and Christmas in July memos.
Do you have more ideas for helping animal charities in the Summer? Please share them in the comments below.
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10 thoughts on “Welfare Weekend: Animal Charities Need Christmas in July ©”
We set up a box at work today!! 🙂
We just started planning a Hawaiian luau and I’m going to ask for donations, thanks for the idea!
You can pick a theme for parties so it’s easier like pet food or medical supplies.
If you’re at a resort ask them to donate old towels 🙂
Gift cards are a fast and easy way to help shelters too, they’re easy to mail if you don’t want to go to the facility.
I love the Christmas in July idea! I’ve only seen it for food banks but it’s perfect for the SPCA too. Thanks!
Your charity posts are always inspirational and poignant, keep up the good work.
Great post! We need to remember the needy even when we’re having fun and that includes animals.
I’m going to put together a blog post asap, thanks for the idea.
Excellent ideas! A summer pet party could bring donations too. Don’t forget to hand out information about dogs in hot cars too.
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