Start a Nonprofit
Your hard work can help ensure that more animals get the care they need.
- If there are few (or no) shelters or animal rescues in your area, consider starting your own.
- Check your state’s laws to see if it makes sense to register your nonprofit as an LLC.
- Take a look at this list of best practices for rescues in order to get off on the right start.
Foster Pets in Need
Opening your house to a furry friend, even temporarily, can make a world of difference.
- Fostering helps shelters keep space open for incoming pets, meaning they can keep more animals safe at once.
- It’s also a great way to help pets that have been abused or neglected learn that they’re safe and cared for now.
- If you know you cannot keep the pet long-term, read up on these tips to avoid a foster fail.
Volunteer With Local Shelters
Shelters are often on the hunt for volunteers for all sorts of work.
- One of the easiest (not to mention, most socially distant) ways to help out local shelters is to volunteer as a dog walker.
- If you’re willing to clean, you’ll be the most popular volunteer at the shelter.
- Photographers, social media pros, and other digital experts can help improve pet listings and get animals placed as fast as possible.
We hope this article gives you the inspiration you need to make a change for abandoned and neglected pets in your area. If we all come together, we can move toward a future where every pet gets the love and care it deserves.
Have you recently fostered or adopted a pet and need help with their temporary care? Look no further than Chicago Urban Pets! We offer a variety of services, including dog walking, cat sitting, and overnight visits in the city of Chicago. Set up your appointment online or give us a call at (872) 529-PETS (7387) to connect with one of our compassionate pet caregivers!
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written by: Cindy Aldridge
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