If You Can't Adopt, You Can Still Help!

If You Can't Adopt, You Can Still Help!

Last update: 15 August, 2018

You can make your home a temporary shelter, volunteer in a shelter, donate, join a rescue group, or report people who abandon pets. 

Abandonment is still a very widespread evil. Even though most people would love to take home all the abandoned animals on the streets, in shelters or kennels, but that’s not possible. Some people are even unable to adopt one pet. So, if you can’t adopt one, don’t worry about it because you can still help! Would you like to know how?  Continue reading this article to find out how you can help.

Even if you can’t adopt, you can still help!

Make your home a temporary shelter

Your circumstances might not allow you to have a pet permanently, but you may still be able to have one for several days, weeks, or months. Fostering is a method used when shelters are full and the only reaming options are moving the animal to another shelter or putting them to sleep.

To avoid the latter, families or people who live alone, desire fostering an animal, and meet the requirements are allowed to keep these animals for a while until someone adopts them permanently.

As you might expect, if you want to participate, you’ll have to go through an examination that demonstrates you’re a responsible person. You’ll also need to provide the proper environment for an animal to stay at your house, and you can’t have any history of animal cruelty or abandonment.

One of the problems from fostering an animal is getting too attached to it and want to keep it. 

If you are unable to adopt an animal, it will be necessary for you to understand that the animal will leave when another person or family decides to adopt him. However, if you think it over, you’ll be the first one to adopt him.

Abandoned dogs waiting to be adopted

Become a volunteer

Different shelters, animal centers, and organizations that fight animal cruelty, need volunteers to do different tasks. You may not be able to adopt, but you can help by volunteering. They just need a few hours per week; it’s flexible according to your schedule.

Even if you can only do one hour a week, they’ll value your effort, and you can motivate others to follow your example. You can also volunteer at adoption events. Sometimes you might help fill in paperwork or serve snacks.

Shelters that care for animals need help in order to provide for them. They need things like food, medicine, comfort objects, toys, and money for vet visits. Even if you can’t adopt, you can still help!

Find out where a shelter in your area is located, and ask them what things you can donate to them. They might have more cats than other animals and need cat food, or maybe there are more puppies at the moment and they need special puppy food. They’ll tell you how you can do your part.

Don’t forget rescue groups

Some non-profit organizations rescue pets they find on the streets and take them to a safe place, although this means there will be some expenses they can’t cover. The first thing a rescued animal needs is a veterinary check-up, a microchip, and the necessary vaccines if he hasn’t had them.

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Then, the animal will need to be fed and have all of its medications taken care until a family decides to adopt him. You can help with this too, either with cash donations, by volunteering, or by donating food and other items.

Report abuse

Whenever you see any signs of animal neglect or cruelty, no matter how small they seem, don’t remain quiet! Report it, because if everyone does, abandonment rates would probably drop.

Now, you known that any animal lover can help even if they are unable to adopt one! Take note of these tips, and start fighting animal abuse and abandonment today.



This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.