Many people possess love and concern for animals. For some, those feelings morph into a desire to ensure the safety and well-being of their fellow-creatures. Individuals might contribute to animal welfare by executing the following actions:

Promote Adoption
There are numerous animals like dogs and cats residing in shelters across the United States awaiting adoption. Animal lovers might choose to adopt pets on their own accord and or encourage others to adopt from their local shelters or other places animals may be housed.

Donate To Animal Welfare Organizations
There are countless organizations committed to animal rescue, health, and shelter. Donations made to such organizations often go a long way to ensuring the creatures under their tutelage receive optimal care. That said, donations do not always have to be in the form of money. Individuals living on tight budgets may still donate supplies or helping to promote the missions of these entities.

Volunteering at the aforementioned organizations is just as important as donating funds. Many animal welfare entities have countless jobs that need to be accomplished and are often clamoring for individuals who would be willing to donate their time and efforts.

Spay Or Neuter A Pet
Animals that are not spayed or neutered stand at risk of becoming impregnated with kittens or puppies that might not find appropriate homes. Often, these young animals flood the pet populations and overcrowd shelters. The end results are stray animals who roam the streets or, in worst-case scenarios, end up euthanized because shelters simply lack the room or supplies to care for these animals properly. Ergo, animal welfare proponents strongly urge pet owners to spay or neuter their pets.

Promote Animal Education
Adults can educate their children about animal welfare at an early age. Executing actions such as bringing youths to zoos or carefully instructing them on how to care for house pets is a great method of stressing the importance of caring for animals can inspiring similar behavior as they grow older.

Microchip A Pet
It is not uncommon for pets, especially those that spend a significant amount of time outdoors, to wander off. While some animals might be able to find their way home, others might not. Having a pet microchipped increases a lost pet’s chances of becoming reunited with its owners.

About The Author
Anatoly Vanetik is a Businessman and Oil and Gas Expert residing in Orange County, California. He brings over 30 years of professional experience working as an entrepreneur, and remains active as the President and Chairman for his company, Vanetik & Associates. Anatoly Vanetik is also passionate about art history and animal welfare, and has been an active supporter of animal organizations around California. He maintains an active monthly blog on animal welfare, providing helpful tips on giving back, as well as highlighting great animal organizations. 

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