1. Spaying, neutering and visits to the vets are expensive
Animal welfare centres spend a lot of money on making sure all rescued pets are spayed and neutered. There is also often the case that rescue centres take in animals that are in very bad conditions, so all costs related to vet visits, medical assistance and care can be very high. Donating food or pet supplies can help the needy animal rescues a great deal who have to handle so many costs on a day-to-day basis.
2. Abandoned pets need a safe, warm place to live until they are adopted
Cats and dogs often get abandoned and they need as much help as they can get. The kind people who work at animal rescues are dedicating their time to making sure these animals get the best care they can until they are adopted. Often these organisations and the people working there only rely on donations to continuously run the shelters and give pets the care they need.
3. If you donate, maybe your friends will do!
Word of mouth is still a powerful tool to get as many people as possible involved in a charitable action. Even if you donate a very little amount to your favourite charity, you could get your friends to do that too. The snowball effect can turn into something great and can make a big difference.
Don’t forget! Maxi Zoo have donation boxes in all local stores across Ireland, so next time you pop in, why not drop a small bag of food for local needy animal rescues too?