Aside from taking the adoption option, there are heaps of other ways you can help your local community’s rescue and foster groups save lives. Search the Rescue Directory on the PetRescue website to find groups operating in your area and offer your support in any of the following big or small ways.
Give some TLC as a foster carer
Fostering is one of the most amazing ways you can help homeless pets and your community. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, you create a happy pet that’s able to adapt easily to life in a family home. That’s something you can feel really good about. Jump to the Pet Foster website for more info.
Give a little of your time
Many rescue groups host small fundraising events, such as sausage sizzles and quiz nights, to raise money for pet care essentials, from food and bedding to vet care. You can volunteer your time at these events to help make them a success. Just find a rescue or foster group operating in your local area and ask to be put on their mailing list so you can be first to raise your hand for their next event.
Give a thought for others
Help someone you know discover the joy and unconditional love a rescue pet brings. Play the role of pet matchmaker by sharing a furry face from the PetRescue pages with your friends and family, using our social media links. Every time you share, you give a rescue pet a chance of finding their forever home. Find out how to play matchmaker.
Give a bundle
Rescue and foster groups often have a list of essential pet care items they urgently require as the seasons change. In spring, they might be crying out for kitten milk. And in winter, they need to provide extra warmth with blankets. Ask your local group what they need most, and start a collection drive in your workplace or via social media.