Gandhi once said that a nation could be judged by the way they treat their dogs. This holds true for the way they treat their pets as a whole. It is crucial to remember that pets are not things that can just be discarded the moment you tire of them or if you do to want to look after them anymore. People need to remember too that with all the pets that get abandoned all the time wanting one should mean visiting the local shelters to give a second chance to the many rescues there and not to head to pet shops to buy one instead.
Many times, people have this wrong concept of having a pet and how it should be before the sake f the idea itself. There are a lot of individuals who choose to buy one just because they seem to find the breed attractive or they find them cute. But one needs to understand that pets like humans, do grow old. When the cuteness fades off or when they start to exhibit characteristic that the owners might find a little off-putting, many actually end up discarding them for a better one.
It is the mentality like this that has caused more and more shelters these days to be always running out of space to take in more rescues. But thanks to the goodness of the heart of those people out there who truly have the interest of animals in mind, more and more have started to create rescue groups and to start operating animal shelters to help in taking in more of these helpless beings into their care and under their wings.
Interest on these advocates has spread like wildfire all over the country. In Colorado alone, a considerable number of rescue groups and no – kill shelters can be found which is indeed good news for people that are genuinely interested in making sure that they can take pets off the streets one step at a time. This may not be a natural advocacy, but with people that are motivated to d what they can to further such a noble cause, the fire can only be kept burning.
These rescue groups are very much reliant on the donations of the people that support them too. They often have to operate on short leashes but thanks to the generosity of individuals that believe in the cause and believe in the rights of animals for a better quality of life they have remained relevant and operational. Besides, not everybody will have the ability to start up a rescue shelter and start taking in cats and dogs and abandoned animals in the process. For these that cannot do so, they often find it fitting to offer their financial support to people that have their rescue efforts.
But financing is not the only way for people to show their love and support and compassion to these causes too. There are a lot of individuals these days that have found out how fulfilling to us to donate their time by actually volunteering in these shelters. Many people have made it a point to come to these shelters on certain days that they are off work to help out with the things that need to be done in these rescue facilities.
There will always be something to be done. Not only is this a good way for one to show his support for getting animals the care and attention they deserve as they are rescued from miserable conditions outside, but they also get to interact with these cute, cuddly fellows every time that they do. To most people, that alone is motivation enough to keep them coming to do this volunteer work.