Caring for our Pets
The title says it all. October is all about animal safety and protection and wellness! And we all want to keep our pets safe, protected, and well. But how can we make sure we are doing our best for our best pet friends and other animals living in our world?
It’s obvious we check on them daily to see how they are feeling and responding. And remembering any needed vaccinations and preventative steps with vet suggested supplements. Also we use good natural food, and plenty of toys and resources for activity and exercise. All good for our pets’ well being. Also being aware of their surroundings is vital. Temperature control for our aquarium buddies, and hot and cold extremes for our feathered friends and fur buddies are most important too.
Of course vet check ups and ID tags are a great source of pet health and to keep our pet babies safe and well.
Additional Care Options
If you have an older pet or one with joint issues, take a look at my post on pet stairs “Pet Stairs – Reviews“.
And do remember pet insurance. See “Insure your Pet” for comparison info.
It’s hard not to give them the attention they need, isn’t it! When they welcome us at the door or come close purring or tweeting or swimming in front of our eyes. Our pets add not only a sense of responsibility but also closeness and sweet love to our lives.
That is why it is so difficult to comprehend animal abuse and compassionless care of many animals in our world. And, for example, the shameful slaughtering of elephants for their tusks. So, in addition, to an extra look out for our loving pets this month it is a good time to assist our animal rights organizations who exist explicitly for the safety, protection, and wellness of the animals in our world.
Animal Rights Organizations
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is a global group. The article notes that PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world with over 9 million members and supporters. They are a non-profit organization based in Norfolk, Virginia. Their focus is on “…the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time:
- in laboratories,
- in the food industry,
- in the clothing trade, and,
- in the entertainment business”.
You can get involved by donating and/or by volunteering in your local area. Some of the volunteer opportunties in your local area are to join PETA’s Action Team to speak out for animal rights and pet protection. See their website for more info.
Animals’ Angels Investigations and Advocacy is a Maryland incorporated non-profit organization that focuses mainly on farm animals and animal protection and wellness. They have investigators working throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico working on improving conditions for farm animals.
Their investigators work full-time: “We present our investigation results to auction and slaughter plant management to encourage positive change in the way farm animals are handled during transportation, at auction, and at slaughter. We also share our investigations and documentation of cruelty with law enforcement and government agencies to ensure that violators of animal protection laws are held responsible for their actions.”
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the US say their goal is to end suffering for all animals. Their animal safety and protection fight against animal cruelty involves: “Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. Through our rescue, response and sanctuary work, as well as other hands-on animal care services, we help thousands of animals every year. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: a humane society.
They are a global affiliate with many branches throughout the USA.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is another big name involved with animal rights and pet protection. By helping people and pets: “The ASPCA works to keep more animals in loving homes by protecting animals from harmful situations through community engagement, preventative action and providing resources and care when needed.
Both the Humane Society and ASPCA are presently asking for donations to help the animals left homeless from the devastation caused by the latest Hurricane Ian in Florida and the East Coast. You can donate and hold fund raisers to get involved.
Animal Welfare Institute
This is another American non-profit which was established for animal rights back in 1951. Animal Welfare Institute is: “dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. We seek better treatment of animals everywhere–in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild”.
They publish a quarterly Magazine “AWI” and are heavily involved in legislation to help end animal cruelty. You can donate on the site linked above.
The above are a few of the many great and worthy organizations doing good work to help the animals in our world. If you are able, please do donate your dollars and/or your time to those you choose to help.
Funny Animal Videos
From Big Geek Daddy about a whale: https://biggeekdad.com/2020/08/million-dollar-lunch/.
And, the second on bears: https://biggeekdad.com/2018/08/bears-and-more-bears/.
One more of horses: https://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/beautiful-galloping-horses/.
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