How you can save and protect animals
=Spay and neuter -
By spaying and neutering pets, it eases the overpopulation problem and decreases the number of animals put to death in shelters.
Support your local animal shelter -
Animal shelters always need people to help socialize cats, walk dogs, foster animals, and clean cages. If you can't volunteer, send a contribution.
Don't ignore stray animals -
Stray animals can become victims of disease, starvation, and human cruelty.
Use collars and tags -
Make sure to keep collars and tags on dogs and cats, even when they're inside. This way if they run away they can be returned home safely.
Use natural cleaners -
Hazardous chemicals are not only harmful to the planet, but also to your pet's health. Therefore, opt for non-toxic cleaners in your home.
Attend a humane dog training course - Learn to properly communicate with your dog by attending a humane dog training course. You'll learn to understand each other better.
Provide exercise for your dogs -
Make sure you provide moments for your dog to exercise. Remember: they need opportunities for walking, running, digging, and exploring.
Consider a more plant-based diet -
Switching to a plant-based diet brings many health benefits, such as reduced risk of cancer and obesity.
Keep cats indoors -
Cars, pesticides, and feral cats are just some of the reasons to keep house cats indoors. With proper shelter and care, indoor cats live longer, safer, and healthier lives.
Join wildlife protection organizations - Support organizations that protect animals who have been captured young and sold to zoos.
Buy cruelty-free products -
Most consumer products, such as cosmetics and soaps, have been tested on animals who are intentionally poisoned.
Provide a wildlife sanctuary -
If you have a garden, leave a good part natural with bushes and ground cover. If you keep it diverse, you'll attract a great variety of birds and small mammals.
Provide bird baths -
Bird baths are an excellent way to provide birds with water. But remember to properly maintain it in order to avoid any transmission of diseases.
Keep deadwood -
Hundreds of species of birds and animals live in deadwood and feed on the insects found there.
Don’t feed wildlife -
Even if it's with good intention, feeding ducks and other wildlife weakens their natural and necessary fear of humans.
Recycle Christmas trees -
Don't just throw out your old Christmas tree. It's better to recycle it, as birds and other small animals use deadwood as nests and protection.
Support whale watching -
Whale watching is an educational and humane way to support this mighty animal. Plus, it's a way of ending whaling.