DIY for Unwanted Animals

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The month of February sees so many pets abandoned by their new owners who received these fur babies as Christmas presents.  Whether it’s a lack of space or puppy/dog behavior issues, many fur babies find themselves at a high-kill shelter.   Perhaps it’s a matter of the animal maturing into a young adult, and they aren’t as ‘cute’ as they were under the Christmas tree.

Whatever the reason, the season changes and the situation persists.  Please take time to consider the lives that are lost due to neglect and abandonment.  If you can contribute to your local shelter, please do so.  So many lives come in the front door and leave by the back door of a high-kill shelter.  This is the hard truth.

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Did you know, anyone can volunteer.  There are few requirements to become a volunteer.  A love for animals and a desire to help make a difference are all the qualifications necessary.  Something as simple as walking a dog at the local pound helps so much.  Imagine if you lost your dignity through no fault of your own.  The small things matter too.

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If you can’t adopt, foster.  If you can’t foster, contribute with your money and/or your time.  Donations are always welcome and the small time you spend at a shelter provides so much to the animals as well as your own sense of worth.

You don’t have to run a 501c rescue or be a part of an association to make a difference.  Something like sharing on social media can save the life of a pup or kitten before disease and death visit.

Finally, please remember to adopt, don’t shop.  Thank you for helping these creatures who depend on us for their survival.

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Author and Louisiana resident Catherine Wolffe is a romance reader now addicted to the dark, steamy call of the paranormal. She is the author of bestselling vampire/werewolf romance series The Western Werewolf Legend and the novel Desire's Embrace as well as the brand new "Shadow Company" series. Catherine has been writing all her life but only recently discovered her love for paranormal romance after being introduced to the Underworld movies by her husband. After that, she decided to delve deeper and create tales hot enough with twists and action aplenty to satisfy her emerging dark hunger. Visit www.catherinewolffe.com/ to get free steamy sneak peeks at upcoming books and more!

7 thoughts on “DIY for Unwanted Animals”

    1. After the passing of my Rocky, my vet did his best to comfort me with this reality, “Our pets can’t outlive us.” Didn’t do much for me at the time, but as time has passed, I began to understand. Many pets do find themselves orphaned and in shelters after a family member’s death. It’s heart- wrenching to see their lose too. Hugs to you, Mary. Your baby knew your love until she was ready to cross the rainbow bridge.

    1. Your support is greatly appreciated, Mary. Thanks for sharing this reminder that animals do matter. The need is real and the time is now for each of us to do our part whatever that may be. Paw prints are the way those with out thumbs let us know they care. ❤

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