International Be Kind to Animals Week began in America after World War 1 saw the death of 10 million horses which were used in battle across Europe. American President Warren G. Harding issued the official proclamation (the first of its kind) in 1922. Here are some ideas on how you can help animals!
Animal shelters nationwide are continuously on the look out for help from animal lovers. It’s not only a worthwhile cause which you’ll enjoy but it will genuinely contribute to the welfare and happiness of the animal. If you cannot dedicate time to volunteer, you could help by donating clean duvets, pillows and blankets.
Alternatively, for every 15kg bag of Burns Pet Food you buy at Petmania, they will donate 3 bowls of food to rescue centers they’ve teamed up with. Shopping for your loved one could help provide much needed food to the dogs and cats in care.
When you adopt, you give an animal a second chance. Often the animals at shelters have been neglected. If you can give the love and care to the animal which it deserves, you’ll always have a best friend by your side.
Report Animal Abuse
Please report any case of animal abuse, no bigger how big or small immediately to your nearest animal shelter. Just one small phone call could save a life.
Save the Environment
Due to human tampering, natural habitats can be disturbed or destroyed so we should do everything we can to live in harmony. Every little counts so take a look at a few suggestions:
- Reduce plastic and save whales. The U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) says plastic waste causes $13 billion in damage every year to marine life
- Eat sustainable seafood
- Leave food out for wildlife such as nuts and seeds.
- If you’re taking down trees make sure there are no nests in them.
- Pick up rubbish you see on the ground and put it in a bin
- Teach children about the importance of being kind to animals
- Do not get a pet unless you are 100% certain you can care for it
Take the Kindness Pledge!