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8 Ways to Help Animals From The Comfort of Home

8 Ways to Help Animals From The Comfort of Home
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Helping animals has never been easier, and there are so many ways to make a difference without even having to leave your house (well maybe on a supply run!)

From turning your garden into a paradise for local wildlife to translating texts for international organizations, if you feel the need to help but don’t have the time or capabilities to contribute away from the home, then check out the following ideas on how you can give back.

1. Transform Your Garden into a Sanctuary

Wildlife habitats are constantly at threat, especially in urban areas, which is why creating a safe haven in your backyard, front yard or even balcony that will offer sanctuary to wild animals is essential to their protection and preservation. They key is to have plants that are native to the area, as well as brush piles, hedges and trees that provide cover and nesting spots for small mammals.

2. Provide Food for Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Another way to help your local wildlife thrive is by offering food in the form of a bird feeder filled with nuts and seeds, along with plant pots or a window box that can hold flowering plants to sustain bees and butterflies. Clean water throughout the year will also be much appreciated.

3. Sponsor An Animal

Sponsoring an animal from one of your favorite sanctuaries makes a huge difference to the individual’s life. Not only does it help to provide ongoing food and care, it also helps support the lifesaving efforts of that organization, allowing them to continue carrying out their important work. Plus it’s always fun to keep up to date with your newly found friend’s progress.

4. Make A Donation

With so many charitable organizations out there to choose from, it can feel overwhelming to know which one is most deserving of your donation. The truth is every nonprofit will appreciate your kindness and generosity, so don’t be put off just because you are finding it too hard to decide. A good way to build connections and get closer to the cause is to check out their social media pages or to try and reach out to them directly.

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Photo Credit: ebwyse, Chris KWM, Danny Perez Photography, Mino Valley Farm Sanctuaey, Mindful One, Straws pulled at random, Wim Mulder, JenWaller, colorblindPICASO

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5:39AM PDT on Jun 1, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

4:44AM PDT on Mar 22, 2014

Thanks!

4:57PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank You.

3:16PM PST on Dec 5, 2013

I get overwhelmed with shelters and rescue groups who want a donation. I bet I get at least 100 in the mail and just about that many online. Each of their sites always say they do so much for the animals. But how do I know which ones actually help the animals or use our money to pay for the big shots of the shelter or rescue???

2:02PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

Thank you Abigail, for Sharing this!

1:06AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

Great article. Thanks for sharing. :)

7:19PM PDT on Oct 10, 2013

Thanks.

7:51AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Neuter/spay! Great list, sharing!

8:27PM PDT on Oct 6, 2013

ty

5:08PM PDT on Oct 6, 2013

Neuter/spay your pets and support projects that do the same for strays!!!

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