As I have said before in previous articles, making a difference doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s the little things that we do for others that can make a difference in their lives. When it comes to helping Animal Shelters, there are many little things that we can do to help.
Fostering, adopting, volunteering, and making monthly monetary donations, are all wonderful ways of making a difference. But for those who are not able to do these things, there are simple ways that you can support the animal shelters in or outside of your area.
The selfless individuals, who run non-profit animal shelters nationwide, use all of the resources available to them to house and care for as many dogs and cats as they can and so they are always in need of food and supplies.
ADLA (Friends of the Animals) a dog rescue organization in Puerto Rico, rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes as many as 200 abandoned street dogs a year, many of the younger pups and small dogs are quickly adopted out or sent to the NJ SPCA in the U.S. where they are placed for adoption.
However, many of the dogs are given shelter and much needed love and care at the Piñones Beach Project Shelter in Puerto Rico which doubles as the home of ADLA’s Executive Director, Adrienne Galler Lastra. Lastra, who is an Animal Cruelty Investigator and devoted dog lover, does everything in her power to provide the street dogs of Puerto Rico a safe place that they can call their temporary home.
The Piñones Beach Project Shelter houses more than 50 dogs at a time, and therefore is in constant need of donated supplies. Many of these supplies are items that you may have lying around at home, such as used dog collars, leashes, kennels, stainless steel dog bowls, towels and bedclothes. They are also in need of everyday provisions such as dog food, wet or dry, and dog care supplies such as tick and flea shampoos.
Putting together a simple care package containing canned and dry dog food, and other items mentioned above and sending it to The Piñones Beach Project Shelter in Puerto Rico can help Lastra and ADLA volunteers continue to provide quality care for the dogs that are left at their doorstep every day.
It may sound simple, but sending a care package to a dog rescue of your choice to show your love and support can make a huge difference for the animals and volunteers at the shelter.
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