Troy Van Sickle – Helping Shelter Animals

Troy Van Sickle is passionate about animals. He has two golden retrievers and also volunteers with a lot of local animal shelters. Shelter animals need love and care like other pets and if you are looking for a way to make their lives a little better until they can be adopted, these tips can help.

Donate Supplies

Most animal shelters are in need of basic supplies. Some are overcrowded and do not have enough food, bowls, blankets or toys to go around. Many animals in shelters must share these items or simply have to make do with what is available. If you donate these items to shelters, more animals can benefit from the things they need and have happier lives in the shelter.

Volunteer

Shelter animals need the same things as pets and that means love and care. While the people who work in shelters do a great job of taking care of the animal there, they can use all the help they can get. You can volunteer to help feed the animals, take them for walks or outside to play, clean their cages, wash bedding or just pet and cuddle them to help make them more lovable and help prepare them for their new homes.

Raise Awareness

There are thousands of animals in shelters all across the country and many people don’t even know it. More people would be willing to adopt shelter animals if they knew there were so many available. Create flyers, websites, social network posts and even radio and newspaper ads that raise awareness of all the animals in your local shelters and why they would make good pets. You should also raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets so more animals do not end up in shelter or neglected on the streets.

Raise Money

Caring for shelter animals takes a lot of time and money and in many cases shelters can only stay opened because of donations made by businesses and people in the community. You can host fundraisers and then donate any money made to the shelter. You can also host event with the shelter directly such as car washes, bake sales or Chinese auctions. The more people in your community that you get involved, the more money you can help raise for the shelter or rescue of your choice.

Troy Van Sickle has always cared about animals and as a young boy he would find sick and injured animals and nurse them back to health. He considers his two dogs part of his family and takes them everywhere with him. If you want to help animals too, the above suggestions can come in handy.

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