|Pets: Get Involved!
If you already volunteer to help animals, or plan to in the future, you're in good company! Check out these celebs who are passionate about giving our furry friends an extra "leg up":
Now it's your turn!
Set a good example. If you have pets, always show them the love and care they deserve. Make sure they get plenty of food and water, take them to the vet when they're sick, and be sure to have them spayed or neutered. And talk to your family and friends -- especially younger sibs -- about how to treat animals!
Write to your local police department. Let them know how important it is to investigate animal cruelty. Remind them that animal cruelty is a CRIME.
Join the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in your city, state or country. These groups fight for anti-cruelty laws.
Support your local shelter or animal rescue organization. Donate money, food, or supplies to make sure the animals in their care get plenty of help.
Volunteer. There are many opportunities for you to help animals who are homeless or have been victims of abuse. Your local shelter, SPCA, or humane society are always looking for volunteers to help care for the animals in their shelter. If volunteering at the shelter isn't an option, maybe you could help by fostering a homeless animal until it finds a good "forever" home. You can also get involved with community groups that have other missions, such as helping feral cats (those are untamed stray kitties), caring for the pets of elderly or sick eople, or even teach younger kids about kindness to animals. You may have to get Mom or Dad to volunteer with you.