We love celebrating our furry friends every day and often show affection to our four-legged companions. But what about the homeless and less fortunate stray animals who are deprived of all the love and affection. This National Pet Day, let’s join hands and demonstrate our fondness for homeless animals.
If you adore animals but are unsure of how you can do more for them, worry not! It’s pawsibble!
5 ways to take care of animals around you:
We can’t stress enough how important it is to adopt an animal instead of buying one. Adopting an animal in need has many advantages. The immunity of Indies is better than bred dogs and they cost nothing. But, the reason that beats all is the happiness you experience when you provide shelter to a homeless animal.
The easiest way to care for the animals around you is to place bowls of water, preferably mud bowls as they keep the water cool, outside your home. This small gesture will prove to be beneficial to many animals, especially during summers.
Want to adopt but cannot? Don’t worry, you can still care for them. Get acquainted with your neighbourhood animals and feed them daily. You can also take time out and spend time with them, try to understand their temperament, and give them a nice belly rub once in a while. The result? You would have won their loyalty for life!
Volunteering at an animal shelter or for animal-welfare NGOs will not only help animals but also you! How? Well, it is a great way to boost your mood instantly and reduce stress levels. The best part? You get to be around animals for a few hours and experience their unconditional love. There truly is no better feeling than selflessness and making a difference in this world.
It is our responsibility to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. Not preventing and reporting a crime is equivalent to committing one. If you ever see an animal being abused or neglected, it is only kind to prevent it or report it. Another way to stop animal cruelty is, by being conscious of the products we consume. Many products we use are tested on animals. Go ahead and educate yourself and everyone else about cruelty-free products.
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When we do our bit to spread awareness, it eventually brings about a change. From raising your voice against animal cruelty to educating those around you about animal welfare, no matter the magnitude of the issue, just speaking up makes a huge difference. It is also important to sensitize young children to these issues to inculcate empathy from a young age.
Some people take their love for animals a step further by pursuing a Zoology degree or by becoming a Veterinary Doctor.
What are you waiting for? This National Pet Day, let’s make a difference by starting small. Let’s take meaningful actions for the adorable animals in need.
Tell us in the comments, how you are going to bring about a change for the animals.
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