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.
|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.
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.
Do you have any pets? Have you ever volunteered with an animal shelter before? What is your favorite animal?
Thanks for reading!