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Community Issues - Animal Welfare

Simple Actions You Can Take

 

 

These simple ideas can make a BIG difference. Take just 60 seconds to check, and submit the simple things you can do and we'll report back on the combined difference everyone is making.

 

Report strays to your local shelter
Call your local shelter when you see stray dogs and cats. Hopefully, the shelter will be able to locate the owner or find the animal a new home.
Help others tag their pets
Buy dog tags or collars at the pet store and offer them to pet owners who don't already have them.
Adopt older animals
When you're ready to adopt another pet, consider adopting an older pet that needs your love. You might just be saving it from being put down.
Spay or neuter your pets
Spaying and neutering pets keeps them from reproducing with others in the neighborhood. This reduces the number of strays and the number of animals that end up in the pound to be put to sleep.
Report animal fighting and abuse to the police
Animal fighting is illegal in all states. Help put a stop to this cruel practice.
Buy products labeled "not tested on animals"
When given the option, choose the product where the manufacturer went to the trouble of avoiding animal testing.
Buy clothing made from man-made materials
We don't think about it often, but all of the leather, fur, etc. that we buy cost an animal its life. Knowing that, buy clothing made from man-made materials whenever possible.
Buy cage free eggs
Caged chickens often live in extreme overcrowding and are not given healthy lives. Support egg producers who use cage free facilities.
Encourage your school, church, or community center to offer vegetarian and
          vegan options
If more schools, churches, community centers and restaurants will provide these options then others will be prompted to make more conscious choices to benefit animal welfare.
Support an organization with your same views
Find an organization that shares your views on animal treatment, join the organization and promote their interests on Facebook. No matter what side of the issues you're on, sharing your point of view helps more people to make conscious choices.
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Did You Know

  • Less than 20% of lost dogs and cats are ever returned to their owners.
  • More than 15 million warm blooded animals are used in research each year.
  • There are roughly 500 animals on the endangered species list.

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