If you are a
you have a soft corner for animals? Does the sight of a hungry dog, an
injured cat and a thirsty bird disturb you? Do you want to do something to
mitigate their pain? You can greatly help these poor creatures without
stepping out of your house and without spending a single penny.
Do any or all the things mentioned
below. A small kind gesture on your part can make a difference of life and
death for some animal, somewhere.
Create awareness. Many people would like to
help the animals if only they were aware of their plight. Talk to your
family and friends about the need to support the cause of stray animals and
wild birds. You can also help
by e-mailing pro-animal articles to a friend.
Tell the people who can help. If you see a sick
or injured animal, request an
animal welfare organization in your town
to send an
ambulance. They will
take care of the rest of the things.
Grow a tree. All birds need protection from the
vagaries of weather and also a place to raise a family. Trees and bushes
Quench their thirst. A large number of birds die
due to non-availability of drinking water, especially in the summer
season. Place a bird bath in your lawn, at the roof of your house
or in your balcony. Also provide water to stray dogs and cats in a vessel
placed outside your house.
Take it up with the authorities. When you feel
there is something that should be done by your city council for the survival
of stray animals and wildlife, donít hesitate to write to them.
Donate if you can.
If you can spare some money for a noble cause, donate it to an organization committed to the animal welfare. There are thousands of such
organizations in the world. There must be one in your own town.
Do something today.
Speak out for the speechless creatures. Get in touch with the like-minded
people. Give some water to the thirsty birds or a bowl of food to a hungry dog. Buy online
from establishments that contribute for the welfare of animals and make life a
little easier for the less fortunate animals. E-mail
pro-animal articles to a friend, and donate to
animal welfare organization.
Believe me, doing good to the animals in
distress makes you feel good about yourself.
It is a great feeling.
10 good things you can do today
Do's and don'ts of helping animals
What animal welfare organizations do
Enjoy the company of birds
100 tips to attract birds
The best and easiest thing to do
Complete list of
leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand
there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later.
-- Erma Bombeck