How can I help homeless animals without spending a lot of money?

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  1. Mr Grimwig profile image58
    Mr Grimwigposted 8 years ago

    How can I help homeless animals without spending a lot of money?

    I want to help homeless animals, but I can't adopt one or donate a bunch of money because I'm not financially in a situation where I can do that. Do you have any ideas?

  2. Kristen Haynie profile image93
    Kristen Haynieposted 8 years ago

    Do you have any extra time on your hands? Lots of animal shelters take volunteers, and your help could really make a difference in the lives of the animals that are stuck there. Check with your local animal shelter to see if they could use you.

  3. LadyWriter profile image69
    LadyWriterposted 8 years ago

    There are lots of things you could do to help...
    You could volunteer at your local shelter; they need people to walk dogs and clean out kennels/stables and countless other tasks.
    Find out if there is anything you could collect for them such as used newspapers, old blankets etc or things they can exchange for cash such as used postage stamps or old mobile phones.
    Maybe you could organise a fundraising event such as a quiz night or cake sale and get all your friends/colleagues involved.
    Finally if your local shelter has a charity shop they may be glad of an extra helper for a few hours.
    Good luck!

  4. DTroth profile image62
    DTrothposted 8 years ago

    Hi Mr Grimwig...

    My name is Diana Troth and I used to volunteer many years ago (in the 80's) at one of our local shelters and worked for one of the veterinarians who volunteered his time for them as well.

    There are a few things you can do to help that won't cost you but a phonecall and maybe a little bit of gasoline. 

    Many shelters will let people volunteer to take the animals out of their cages and go for a daily walk or play with them in the shelter's "yard" if they have one.

    Also, you can take your shredded paper to the animal shelter in the winter and they may use it for the animals bedding and warmth from the concrete floor.  Also, any old, but clean,  blankets you may wanna get rid of are almost always accepted by the shelters too...again, for the winter months.

    You can go on a one man (or invite all of your friends and family to help you) spey and neuter campaign to help people learn the consequences of letting their animals continually have babies.  That's the main reason why "MILLIONS" of innocent animals are killed in the "shelters" and pounds each and every single year across the United States.

    Some shelters and maybe even some pounds will let you "foster" an animal where they will provide the animals food, vaccinations, de-worming etc and all you have to provide is the love and time and of course, the temporary home.  Not all shelters are this progressive though, but it won't hurt to ask them if they'd be willing.

    Good luck with your endeavor! (:

    May peace and love and caring remain in your kind and gentle heart and soul...always,


  5. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 8 years ago

    My daughter did this........while in college.

    She volunteered at the local shelter to exercise the dogs in the shelter yard.   Little by little, she was asked to do more tasks.......bathing, grooming.......feeding etc.......

    Today, she and her dog, have taken training, and she works her dog as a search and rescue dog........  She still works with shelters, raising funds, selling T-shirts, sponsoring, " meet the animals".....etc.She really got into it. 

    Even a donated bag of food now and then, will help.  Many animals have been displaced due to the housing crisis and rising unemployment.

    It doesn't take one person doing great things, it takes several people doing small things!

  6. profile image0
    jasper420posted 8 years ago

    volunteer at your local animail shelter or pound I know how you feel about homeless animals it breaks my heart too

  7. Evil Stepmother profile image61
    Evil Stepmotherposted 8 years ago

    Donate old bedding and towels to a local animal shelter.  When you have a little bit of extra money, you can buy other things to donate.  Others have already suggested volunteering at the animal shelter, but you can also volunteer at places like PetSmart to help the animals they house there for adoption purposes.   

    If you're on facebook, you can like, advocate, and share information about pets on pets finder, so that the animals listed there can be helped.

  8. rembrandz profile image82
    rembrandzposted 8 years ago

    1. I took part in a petition program to help homeless animals a couple days ago on International Homeless Animals' Day if you ar able to do only something passive.  2. You could rescue homeless animals (pups or kittens) and give them to a SPCA home in your area. I have done this several times and it has worked.
    3. Or call a homeless animal home and inform them of a homeless/abused animal and they may go rescue them. That too has worked for me well.
    Hope this helps. yikes)


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