Guest Blog: Animal adoptions are up. Considering one? Read this first!

All around the world, people are spending more time at home. So it only makes sense that so many people are considering adding a dog, cat, or other animal companion to their families. After all, having an animal companion can be a win-win: the animal gets a home, and everyone gets love. As an added benefit for humans, especially during a pandemic, is the proven stress relief “pets” can provide. A stay-at-home order also gives us extra time to help new arrivals adjust to their new homes. 

Now, if you want to help wildlife, Animal Help Now has all of the resources you need. However, if you are thinking about adopting or fostering a domestic animal, the following FAQs should be helpful.

Foster? Adopt? Other?

From adopting to fostering to volunteering, there are countless ways to make a positive difference in the lives of dogs, cats, and other companion animals. 

Guidelines

How Can I Prepare My Home and Life for an Animal?

Whether you adopt or foster, you will need some basics to keep that new pet healthy and happy. 

How Can I Deal with Common New “Pet” Problems? 

Animals can take time to adjust and learn routines, so be prepared to stay calm and patient. In addition:

Helping a homeless animal can give you such an extra sense of purpose during the pandemic. Whether you have the time and resources to adopt, foster, or volunteer, consider making room in your life for animals in need.

Author: Aurora James, DogEtiquette.info

Photo Credit: Pexels

We Mother

mother vt to give birth to, to give rise to, to care for or protect like a mother

Is it wrong for me to expand the concept of Mother’s Day? I hope not, ’cause here I go!

First off, a happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are mothers in the conventional sense. May your special day be filled with peace and love, and may you know your hard work is appreciated.

A happy Mother’s Day, too, to all of you who have found other or additional outlets for your maternal instincts. To you who work to make the world a better place. To you who mother the world or even the tiniest part of her as if she were your own child, day in, day out, year upon year upon year.

Animal Help Now is building out its board of directors and advisory council. We need mothers! We need people to care for our fledgling organization and nurture it into adulthood. We need leaders, workers, people with vision and determination.

Animal Help Now is more than a service that connects people who need help with animal emergencies with people who can provide such help. We are more than a wildlife 9-1-1.

Yes, Animal Help Now is the best service of its kind. But the organization also plays a crucial role in educating the public about mitigating threats to animals and strengthening the increasingly important bond between humans and wildlife and indeed all animals.

The organization this year is ramping up its collaborative work with humane wildlife conflict resolution professionals to teach and empower people to live more harmoniously with wildlife.

Just as sure as the world needs the best kids, the world needs the best nonprofits. And the best nonprofits have the best mothers.

Is your nest empty? Does it have room? If so, please let us know! And if another person comes to mind who might be good for a leadership role in Animal Help Now, please forward this email to her or him.

As always, thank you for reading and for your kind consideration. Have a great weekend!