Kids and Pets: Fostering a Lifelong Bond

Best friends for life“They are inseparable.”

“They watch TV together, jump in puddles together, and snuggle up for bedtime together.”

Pet owners understand the deep bond between child and pet. We may remember our own dress-up tea parties that included the reluctant family retriever, or lovingly recall how our cat could magically make us feel better when we were sick or scared. Continue…

Helping Hands and Hopeful Hearts: How You Can Help Homeless Pets

woman working in animal shelter“When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.”

– Antoine De Saint-Exupery

As the days become longer and the blooms begin, many of us begin to feel more motivated to get out into the community or involve ourselves in a charitable cause. For pet lovers seeking ways to help homeless pets, there are endless possibilities in how your time and talent can be of great service.

Volunteerism is the lifeblood of creating positive change for animals. When it comes to underfunded shelters, volunteers are necessary to operate and provide housing, veterinary care, food, and other needs for millions of stray and homeless pets across the United States. Grassroots rescue groups and animal welfare organizations also depend upon the kindness and generosity of individuals who work to make positive change in the lives of animals. Continue…