Helping at the shelter: that's why support is so important

Animal shelters are not only an important part of our society, but above all indispensable for animals that need help and otherwise have no accommodation. Every animal shelter has an invaluable value for animal welfare - it is all the more important that the great facilities are helped, even by private individuals. In the long run, an animal shelter is not an ideal habitat for animals, even if they are well looked after - Shutterstock / Mila Supinskaya

Animal welfare in Germany is generally considered exemplary, which is mainly due to the fact that it is organized and structured. There are many animal shelters in this country as well as municipal or private institutions that take care of needy, found, abandoned or lonely animals. Nevertheless, many animal shelters always run to the limit, as there are often too many animals on site and there is a lack of funds to finance enough staff, for example. The state usually does not cover the costs sufficiently. Any help is therefore welcome.

This is how animal shelters help animals

Animal shelters give animals such as dogs and cats a safe, dry and warm home. The animals are given health care, castrated, fed and are cared for by the caretaker. All kinds of supply and find animals are taken in and cared for. The help of an animal shelter, which knows neither holidays nor Sundays, often decides on the life or death of an animal. The aim of every shelter is to get the animals into a loving family as quickly as possible - therefore, animal lovers who want to buy a pet should first look in animal shelters for an animal partner. Rumors and prejudices that say that a visit to the animal shelter is always painful or that all animal shelter animals are "disturbed" are incorrect.

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This is how you can help the animal shelters

Every private individual, large or small, can help animal shelters and thus the animals directly with simple means. The best way to get a dog, cat, etc. from the animal shelter is to buy from a breeder, as each animal taken out of the animal shelter will have another place. In addition, financial support in the form of donations is extremely helpful for every animal shelter. Simply ask the local animal shelter about ways to donate money, thus making the work of the carers easier and increasing the welfare of the animals. In addition to financial aid, donations in kind, such as blankets, feed or other items required by the animal shelter, are always welcome. Animal shelter staff will be happy to tell you what they need.

Voluntary work and practical help

Voluntary work should not be underestimated. Since many animal shelters simply do not have enough funds for sufficient staff, every facility is happy to receive active support, regardless of whether it is practical help with cleaning work or dealing with the animals. For example, you can go for a walk with animal shelter dogs or as a cat stroller. Sponsoring a dog or sponsoring a shelter cat is also worth its weight in gold. You may also have professional experience with which you can help the home - for example in matters of public relations and fundraising. Just visit the nearest animal shelter and ask how you can help on site. You will be welcomed with open arms.

A particularly nice idea was implemented in the "Human Society of Missouri" shelter. Here you can find the video of the great campaign: Children read shelter dogs.

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