Of course I know it’s Valentine’s Day, but for our pets it’s February 14th otherwise known as “Tuesday.”
No chocolates in their bowls or flowers by their beds, what’s this day for them?
It’s another day to enjoy, dare I say “celebrate,” them being part of our family. Like so many adopted dogs, cats and birds who are waking up in a loving home this morning, they are the lucky ones.
Breakfast has been served and a new day begun.
So on this day I have five things, do one or all five, to challenge my readers on this day of Love.
- Make a donation to your local humane society. This can be $1 or $500, or even your old blankets and towels for bedtime and bath.
- Volunteer at a shelter. One hour a week walking a dog or petting a cat can make a big difference. Animals that receive attention are more social and have a better chance at being adopted.
- Post a link to your shelter on your Facebook page. “Like” your shelter’s Facebook page.
- Learn one new thing about your shelter. Do they have a new program or event?
- Say “thank you.” Shelter workers are hard-working individuals that do their job for the love of the animals, certainly not the pay.
- Don’t spread rumors. If you hear something about your humane society or shelter, investigate it yourself before repeating it or reposting online. There are many misconceptions and sadly there are some groups that bad mouth each other and shelters to rise themselves up. Don’t fall into that.
It is all supposed to be about the animals, remember that please.