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Each year over 7 million dogs and cats find themselves in animal shelters across the United States. These shelters are able to provide a safe place to stay, food to eat, and love to share because of the support of individuals just like you. On Giving Tuesday we encourage you to give back in some way to your local pet shelter. From donating your time to tangible items, there are many ways to make a contribution.
Adoption: If you’ve been looking to add to your family, it’s a perfect time to rescue a cat or dog from your local shelter. Each adoption makes room for more animals to be rescued.
Monetary Donations: Every dollar, small and big, counts! And each donation to a local 501(C)3 shelter helps to ensure the shelter has the resources to provide the necessary care for every dog and cat.
Item Donations: Many shelters have a list of items that are always in high demand. Shelters often accept these items as donations to make sure they are never left empty-handed. These items include, but are not limited to, blankets, towels, paper towels, soap, detergent, dog food, leashes, and collars.
Sharing Your Time: Whether it’s taking the dogs outside for a walk, playing with the cats inside, or cleaning out cages, many shelters are always looking for extra hands to help. Your local shelter can help match you to a task that you are most comfortable undertaking.
Be An Advocate: You might not have the tangible items or personal time to contribute, but you can easily help to spread the message of your local shelter. Sharing photos or encouraging others to contribute can make a huge difference in the life of many animals.
The Shelter Pet Project has made finding a local pet shelter near you much more convenient. Find your local shelter here.
PetFirst Pet Insurance is proud to partner with shelters across the United States every day. On #GivingTuesday we hope you will help us positively impact the lives of dogs and cats by providing them with the resources and a safe place while they wait for their forever home.