(Guest Blog Post by Nick Burton)
Seeing stray animals and neglected pets in your community can be heartbreaking. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help – without having to adopt every unwanted furry friend yourself. Today, FearLess Pet shares some resources you can use to plug into your community and help neglected creatures.
Donate to Charities
Do your research to identify reputable causes worth supporting.
- Check out this roundup of animal charities that can benefit from monetary donations.
- Giving support doesn't have to mean giving money. Find your nearest animal shelter and ask how you can help, for example, by volunteering to walk dogs.
- If donating money isn't an option, another option is to donate pet supplies, like beds, muzzles, leashes, toys, and food.
Encourage Others to Join Your Efforts
Get the community on board, and you'll make even more of a difference.
- Promote awareness for animal causes in your area using tools like social media.
- Organize a fundraising event to raise money for an animal charity.
- Encourage people to volunteer for animal causes on a regular basis by building up a community of helpers.
- Conduct surveys in your community to determine what kind of animal help is needed and how you can get people to chip in.
Start Your Own Animal Charity to Help the Community
Take your charitable work to the next level with a formal nonprofit entity.
- Research how to start an LLC so that your new business can benefit from an LLC’s tax benefits and legal protections.
- Write a business plan that outlines what your organization will do, how it will be run, and how much money you need to get it going.
- When it comes to marketing, supplement your social media advertising with something more tactile, like business cards; if you’re looking for free templates, this site could be helpful.
- Get the funding you need to get your nonprofit off the ground, for example, from crowdfunding platforms and bank loans.
- Hire dedicated employees who believe in your organization's cause.
Knowing that there are animals in your area in need of help can be heartbreaking. However, you can make a difference. Follow the tips above to start helping animals in your community today.
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