Why do local animal charities need help?
Local charities are preparing for an influx of animals as this unprecedented situation results in widespread loss of jobs and people surrendering their pets, overflowing their facilities.
Following the advice from the State Government regarding COVID-19 and the closure of non-essential services and activities to protect the community, all events and external fundraising opportunities have had to be cancelled, meaning the much-needed donations that animal charities rely on are no longer being received.
How can I help?
Adopt or foster a pet in need! With more time being spent in our own homes away from friends and families, now is the best time to adopt or foster an animal in need. Having the extra time at home means it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce a new furry friend as you will be able to welcome them to your family and provide comfort and reassurance while they get used to their new home.
If you are not able to adopt a pet, then consider becoming a foster carer. Foster carers provide temporary homes for animals that are not yet ready to go to a permanent home and help ensure those animals are healthy and happy without having to remain in a shelter environment until their adoption. Charities generally provide all the equipment you need to provide for the animal including food, veterinary care, bowls and bedding.
What are the benefits of having a pet?
There are numerous benefits to having a pet including;
- Reduces stress
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
- Increases exercise
- Improves socialisation
To learn more about the benefits of having a pet click here.
- 27 Mar '20