I had a blog post about Maddie today, but while writing it, I felt inspired to write this one as well. I’ll save Maddie’s blog post for another day in honor of the one she inspired me to write just now.
The holidays are upon us and before you know it, Christmas will be here! Many people are out rushing around, doing their holiday shopping, looking for that perfect gift.
Well, I’d like to take a moment and remind you all that gifts don’t have to be material. Sometimes the best gift is making a donation to a charity in someone’s honor. Or donating your time to help make life better.
All across our nation we are having a cold snap. The temperatures are unusually cold in many places. Not everyone has a warm place to sleep, including pets. Let’s not forget them during this time of year either. And there are so many ways you can help.
Why not make a donation to your local shelter in honor of a friend, relative or beloved pet? You could give money, a gift card to a local pet supply merchant or even sponsor one of the animals for a period of time. What a nice, meaningful gift to give to a loved one!
Or perhaps you could sponsor the adoption of a pet from your local animal shelter. Maybe you’re willing to pay the fees for a particular animal to be adopted and find a wonderful home this season.
Or perhaps one of the local veterinarians has a client who can’t afford some needed medical treatment or even a fund for those type of situations. Making a donation to that cause would be a wonderfully touching gift!
Your used towels and blankets would always be a welcome donation to most shelters, both human and pet. Or perhaps you’ve got some spare feed for a large animal rescue?
Even just a spare hour to take a dog at the animal shelter out for a walk is a great thing to do.
So, this holiday season, let’s remember to give back to those who give us such unconditional love and reach out to those in need.