The holidays are a special time of year. Unfortunately, this can be a very difficult time for some, particularly those who are struggling. That makes this the ideal time for Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day, which will take place on the 11th. Many pet owners and charities are feeling the pinch these days. According to research from PetSmart Charities, the cost of pet care rose a whopping 11 percent this year. A local Carolina Forest, SC vet lists some ways to help in this article.
Host A Food Drive
Food drives are one of the simplest ways to help out. Depending on where you work, you may be able to set a box out for people to drop pet food off in. If you go to regular events, whether it’s bowling, book clubs, or sports games, you may also be able to work a simple donation drive into your next activity or gathering.
Help With A Wish List
Many animal shelters have wish lists, either on their websites or through larger retail sites, like Amazon. These are wonderful, because they’re such an easy way to help a favorite cause or charity.
Auction It Off
Auctions can be very effective fundraisers. Many vintage and retro items are fetching top dollar on online sites. Consider going through a few boxes and selling off a few unused things, with proceeds going to your favorite shelter. If you are an artisan or crafter, you can also sell off a few custom pieces.
Make The Most Of Your Celebrations
Are you hosting a holiday gathering? Make the best of this time, and combine the event with a pet food drive. This doesn’t have to be complicated: just designate a spot for people to drop supplies off. You can also work a raffle into this, with people getting tickets for donated goods and vying for a special prize. Many small businesses are more than happy to help support their communities in this way, and may donate goods or services as prizes.
Sharing The Word
Another thing you can do to help? Just spread the word about this important cause, and let people know how to help. Or, share posts about animals that are up for adoption. You never know: that post you share may help a sweet pet find their forever home.
All of us here at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center, your Carolina Forest, SC pet hospital, want to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Call us anytime!