Lending A Hand

Helping others is so rewarding. Helping animals is even more rewarding. Don’t get me wrong, people are great, but I’m more of an animal person. For one of my classes, we got into groups and had to come up with an idea to help out a charity in the community that is settled around my university. While other groups helped out kids with cancer, individuals dealing with hunger, and many other organizations, the group I was in had a passion for animals and teamed up with our local animal shelter. 
Adopted Pet
We also got to hang out with dogs for four hours
We spent our time volunteering, and setting up a table on campus to encourage other students and community members to come and help tie a tie in the blankets that would later be donated to the shelter. 
Donated Blanket
Tie-Blankets
We gave out snacks, and brochures encouraging people to adopt if they could. The thing is, pets are a life-long responsibility. I had a dog for 14 years. If you’re not ready to own something that long, then it isn’t right for you. I strongly believe animals have feelings and seeing the older dogs at the shelter hurts my heart because I wish I could adopt them, but I can’t (because I have neither a yard nor a reliable income.) But as soon as I do, you know that’s the first thing on my list. 
Save Dogs
Do you have any pets? Have you ever volunteered with an animal shelter before? What is your favorite animal? 
Thanks for reading! 
xx Kenzie

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna G says:

    This was so nice, I'm glad you do these things! Seeing animals in shelters hurts me too, it's just so sad and if I could I'd adopt them too. I helped the local dog shelter once and it felt so good 🙂

    Anna x

    http://dropsofanna.blogspot.com

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  2. Kenzie K says:

    Glad you liked it! Helping always feels great! 🙂

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  3. Danielle says:

    this is so nice, i do have a dog and would love to help out at a shelter sometime 🙂

    danielle | avec danielle

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  4. Yay go you!!! <3 I love animals too but just like you I don't have the room or income to support having one but one day! It frustrates me when people breed animals so much or don't get them snipped because there are so many animals already that need homes.

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  5. Kenzie K says:

    It's a great time! I didn't do anything at the actual shelter but making and giving them items they needed was just as good!

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  6. Kenzie K says:

    Agree!!! It feels so nice at the end of the day to know you're doing good for the world!
    x

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  7. Classy Killa says:

    What a lovely post!!
    I really love animals, i have 2 dogs, 2 snakes, 3 rats and 2 ducks and i just adopted another dog a few months ago ^^
    I'm so glad to read that! There should be more animal lovers around the world like us! Love your blog!
    XOXO

    http://www.theclassykilla.blogspot.com

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  8. Kenzie K says:

    That is SO cute! I would love to have a dog that can go anywhere with me! Ducks would be so much fun too! You're livin the life! 🙂

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  9. Cristina SF says:

    That's a wonderful idea! I wish I could do more things to help animals, they are such vulnerable but loving creatures.
    I'm an animal person too. I had a tortoise for 23 years. Unfortunately, we had to have it put down at the beginning of the year because it was really ill. I've had a really hard time coping with the loss but it's getting better. I felt really bad about not having been able to save it.

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

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  10. Kenzie K says:

    Aw I'm so sorry you had to go through that! Helping animals is definitely great. Thanks for stopping by! x

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  11. Anonymous says:

    I know you, and I know someday you will have a pet, and I know that pet will be very lucky. Nice blog.Grammie

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  12. Bash Harry says:

    Aww, it's so sweet that you volunteered for an animal shelter. That's wonderful. I've never spent time in an animal shelter unfortunately, but I love my three cats dearly <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  13. Kenzie K says:

    It's hard for me to go just because it breaks my heart haha 😦

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  14. So cute and Love this post a lot, really great attitude !!!!
    Isabelle
    http://isabelleelli.blogspot.com.au

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