National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Did you know that National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week starts November 6th? There are thousands of sweet, homeless pets in shelters. These adorable pets are desperately in need of loving forever homes. Shelters provide these cute furballs with food, shelter, and basic care, and offer much-needed second chances. In this article, a local Greensboro, NC vet lists some simple ways that you can help your local shelter and its furry wards.


Adopting your pet from a shelter is one of the best things you can do to promote good animal welfare. You’ll not only be giving that one special furball a new lease on life, you’ll also be helping other homeless animals. The space your new furry pal vacates will soon be filled by another cute dog or cat in need of a home. Plus, your adoption fees will help the shelter keep operating.


Shelters are greatly appreciative of the support they get from volunteers. If you have some free time, consider offering a helping hand. You may find that working to help our furry friends is a very rewarding experience, and something you can really feel great about.


Fostering is another thing you can do to help pets in shelters. Of course, fostering isn’t right for everyone: some people get very attached to their adorable charges, and have a hard time saying goodbye when the time comes. That said, if you have the time, space, and money to help a pet in need, fostering may be a good option for you.


Shelters face ever-increasing costs as they work to provide homeless pets with food, shelter, and veterinary care. Donations are always greatly appreciated. If you don’t have much wiggle room in your budget, consider donating supplies. Or, host a yard sale, and donate the proceeds to a local animal rescue.


If you want to help animals in shelters, getting your own pets fixed is a great place to start. This will help combat animal overpopulation, which is one of the main reasons there are so many pets in shelters to begin with. If your furry buddy is still intact, we recommend getting spay/neuter surgery done as soon as possible. Ask your vet for more information.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? We are here to help! Contact us, your local Greensboro, NC animal hospital, anytime.

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