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Live compassionately, and lead by example.
Volunteer at your local animal shelter or sanctuary- ask to find out how you can get involved! Your skill might be just what the organization is in need of. Don't be shy, kindness is a gift that should be shared.
Reduce, or better yet eliminate, your consumption of animals. There are countless healthy, delicious and affordable plant-based alternatives to animal products.
Organize a fundraiser for your favorite animal welfare organization. Not sure where to start? Ask for donations instead of gifts for your birthday this year! What an easy way to give back!
Collect supplies needed at a local shelter. Often neighbors are itching to get rid of things which an animal shelter may need. Items that can be donated are food, towels and blankets, leashes and collars, furniture, toys etc. Check with your local shelter to find out what they need, and start collecting today!
Foster a homeless animal! Speak with your local shelter or rescue group about how to get involved. They provide the necessities, you provide the love and care.
Spay and neuter your companion animals. This helps to reduce the number of homeless and unwanted animals everywhere. Each year, according to the ASPCA, 1.5 million adoptable animals are euthanized in shelters nationwide. This number decreased significantly from the 2.6 million in 2011. You can help this number decrease even more! Spay and neuter your animals.
Create a preparedness kit to keep in your vehicle in case you find an animal in need. Towels, slip leads, treats (for encouragement), and so on. Remember to store local rescue phone numbers in your phone for a quick look up!
Don't support companies such as circuses, rodeos, aquariums, zoos and fairs that use animals for profit and entertainment purposes. Instead support refuge facilities, wildlife centers, and sanctuaries who rescue animals or protect their habitats.
Support cruelty free companies, and buy products that are not tested on animals! (The "cruelty-free" stamp can be found on the back of packaging.) Consumer demand determines how these companies will test their products. Support cruelty-free companies now, and other companies will follow suit as demand changes.
Speak up. If you witness a victim in a situation of cruelty, neglect or abuse, talk to the perpetrator or call the authorities. It's easy to assume someone else will deal with the problem, but remember that there is a victim who needs help. If you don't help, maybe no one will.
Don't wear animal products. Period. It supports animal exploitation and cruelty unnecessarily.
Don't adopt animals on a whim, or as gifts. These animals all too often end up being the homeless souls at the shelter who were dumped by their families, sometimes set to be euthanized. Adopt only with intent to keep an animal it's entire life.
Sport your message on your clothes. Wear t-shirts with animal-friendly messages, made in eco-friendly ways to spread a message & start conversations. (After all...protecting our environment IS protecting our animals.)
If you're a student or educator, object to animal dissection in your classes. There are plenty of readily available, and innovative ways to learn the same material without harming animals in the process.
Support you local vegan restaurants! Or support vegan options at conventional eateries. Consumer demand drives what companies sell- demand kinder options, receive kinder options.
Report animal cruelty, or suspected animal cruelty, to your local Animal Services or SPCA. Save these numbers in your phone for access on the go.
Donate to organizations making positive social impact. Those promoting the welfare of farm animals, those protecting our oceans and environment, or those rescuing animals etc.
Most importantly- don't concede. Stick to your convictions.