Have you ever considered volunteering at an animal shelter?
Did you know it could be a project for the WHOLE family?
The boyz and I have been volunteering at our local Animal Control shelter since Christmas. No we have not been cleaning out pens, picking up poop or even have had the pleasure of feeding them but, we have been playing with them.
Did you know that a simple visit with these animals can help prepare them for when their new family comes to get them?
Yep that's right you don't even have to get them out of their pens, just a simple pet with your fingers through the fence does more than you can ever imagine. This is something I learned on our first visit to the Animal Control Shelter. With middle man being a little rowdy and baby boy being a little too young I knew we were limited on what we could do. Yet the officer explained the importance of the animals becoming familiar with human visitors other than the workers.
Which makes since if you think about it; Who wants to adopt an animal that is terrified of them or even fearless of them??
So for several months that was our mission, to play with dogs and cats of all kind to show them the love they are forever seeking. But the greatest joy we received is when we posted these pics on my FB profile;
Three of these babies were placed in loving homes within 48hrs of our post. These dogs have a place in my heart forever and I can only pray that the others will find loving homes very soon. Until then WE will enjoy their company!
Be looking for future posts about our family project. Though our local Animal Control facility is a kill shelter the employees go to great lengths to avoid it, so my boyz and I are going to help!
Now I encourage you to get up and go check out your local facility then tell us about your experience......are you looking to adopt? or share the love?
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