YOU can make a difference (from Janet)
It’s interesting the way some peoples’ minds work. Some people figure that if they can’t “go big”, there’s no point in doing anything at all.
So not true.
There are ALL kinds of heroes and champions when it comes to Animal Welfare. And yes, some of those heroes and champions have big backing attached to them.
But just watch ANY animal whose life has been changed by one single act of kindness and compassion. That animal in need doesn’t care if you’re the CEO of a not-for-profit, or if your name is plastered all over the news.
Bigger names who have access to available funding does go a long way in helping animals in need – no doubt about it.
But there is so much ANYONE and EVERYONE can do to save or better a life, even if it’s just you, without benefit of being part of a bigger organization; even if you’re not made of money.
The recent devastation from the current hurricane situations has called to so many caring and compassion animal lovers. Volunteers from different backgrounds and experiences are coming together in wonderful ways, all to help animals – domestic, farm AND wild – affected by these brutal storms. Some ARE not-for-profits, and many (many) are not.
Sometimes, sadly, there is a line between where you are in the “helping animals in need chain”. Animal advocates know exactly what I am talking about.
It’s great to see that line blurred in favor of just helping out where and when someone can, as we are seeing right now – everyone is working hard together to save, aide and comfort as many animals as possible during this tragic circumstance, without regard to where they are in the “chain”.
If you think you can’t help make a difference – change your thinking.
And, if you can’t travel to help, if you can’t donate to help, then look around right in your own town. Somewhere, an animal is waiting for help, for rescue, for food, for water, for shelter, for kindness, to be noticed, to be helped, to be freed, to be less afraid.
An animal is waiting for someone, anyone, to JUST DO SOMETHING. Maybe it’s YOU.