Making a Difference, One Animal at a Time

Photo courtesy of Pixabay user geralt.Photo courtesy of Pixabay user geralt.

Think about how would you feel if you were mistreated multiple times a day. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many animals on a daily basis.

A problem faced by animal shelters is the arrival of animals that have previously endured mistreatment. Much more time is required to get abused animals ready for adoption. These animals need to be shown care every single day since they are often afraid of humans and fear further abuse, making it harder for them to trust any of their caretakers.

Mistreated animals often need the most love and care. This is why it is tremendously important for people to volunteer at their local animal shelters

Not enough people talk about the struggles experienced by animal shelters due to this issue. I want to encourage you, the public, to volunteer in various places around where you live.

At The Humane Society, a national organization with many local shelters, for example, the animals often arrive abused, so it is very important that the shelter has enough staff to assist with these animals; this is why it is important for people to go in and volunteer.

According to The Humane Society, the organization provides services and helps care for more than 100,000 animals per year. This means that a lot of mistreated animals are getting the help that they need every single day, a figure that would be impossible without the help of countless volunteers.

The Humane Society also strives to reduce large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and wildlife trade.

The Humane Society is not the only place where people can volunteer, though. Countless local animal shelters need help, too. These shelters often go underfunded and are especially reliant on volunteers and donations.

Beyond volunteering, people can support the mistreated animals by donating money to the Humane Society and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, more commonly known as the ASPCA. One place that is very special is the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. It is a place where people can go daily and volunteer or adopt suffering and distressed animals.

As someone who loves animals and helping those who need it, volunteering at the shelter has been a very rewarding experience for me, and I know the animal shelters need the help. If I can help the animals, then that means you can do it, too. Find your local animal shelter and start volunteering as much as you can. Even the smallest things can truly make a huge difference.