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August 19, 2009

Ten Ways to Help Animals in Your Community

1. Learn how to report animal cruelty.
One of the best things you can do to help animals in your community is to keep a list of people, including a humane law enforcement officer, a teacher, or veterinarian who can help you report animal cruelty.

2. Start a neighborhood watch program.
Get to know the animals in your neighborhood and invite your friends and neighbors to do the same. Together you can keep an eye out for any suspicious behaviors - abuse and neglect of companion animals, the mistreatment of local wildlife, dogs left in hot cars and other signs of abuse.

3. Volunteer at your local shelter or animal rescue organization.
Volunteering at your local shelter is a great way to make a difference in the lives of many animals. From walking dogs and organizing fundraising events to fostering abused or frightened animals, shelters across the country are in desperate need of volunteers.

See all 10 ways to help animals in your community. Visit the ASPCA. It only takes one simple action to make a difference.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mahatma Gandhi

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