Are You Allergic to Animals? Here are 5 Ways You Can Help Animals Without Your Allergies Acting Up

You may have always wanted a pet of your own, but allergies could be preventing this from happening. Don’t give up hope though! If you love animals and want to help them, even if you can’t own them, there are plenty of things you can do.

Listed below are just a few of the huge variety of things you can do to help out some little critters. If none of these work for you, you might want to do more of your own research. This is meant to just be a jumping-off point. With that covered, let’s get started.

  1. Raise Money for Shelters/Animals

Almost all shelters are non-profit, meaning that they rely solely on donations. A great way to help these shelters, and the animals in them, is to raise some money. Whether it’s asking for birthday money to go towards the shelter, or it’s hosting events to raise money for them, every little bit helps.

The money is used to help fund visits to the vets, spay/neuter procedures, and food among other things. Without caring individuals like you raising money, these shelters would be forced to close down.

  1. Educate the Community Around You

Another great way to help animals is to educate your community. Talk about programs like “Trap-Fix-Release” and “Bottle Feeding”. There are a lot of misconceptions that people have about trapping, for example. Many people doubt how humane trapping an animal is. That’s where you come in.

Do your research first, of course, then help your shelter advocate for Trap-Fix-Release. They need vocal civilians in order to complete their missions.

  1. Donate Whatever You Can

If you are able, local shelters take whatever donations that you can provide. This could be as simple as donating extra blankets and toys. It could also be donating your car through a program like www.humanecars.org. Whatever you can donate, simply drop it off at the local shelter.

If you want to buy something for the shelter, check their website and see what they need. That way you won’t be buying things that they already have.

  1. Do Not Pay for Animal Cruelty

Buy cruelty-free makeup and household products. This doesn’t require as much research as it used to. There is usually a cute bunny symbol on products that do not test on animals. Plus, this is the simplest step that you can take. You don’t have to veer too far from your normal routine.

If possible, try cutting as many animal products as possible. This helps fewer animals suffer. It could be as simple as going Meatless Mondays. Or you could go completely vegan. Whatever works for you.

The dollar matters in our capitalist economy. That means that buying cruelty-free and vegan whenever possible would be doing the most good in society. It would make the biggest impact and companies/people with power will actually listen to you.

  1. Stay Aware of Animal-Related Politics

Keep your eye on the local politics in your area. See what laws, regulations, and policies about animals are popping up. That way, you can make informed decisions about which policies to vote for or support.

Voting is extremely important if you want to help protect animals and provide for them.

Let’s get Out There and Make a Difference

Even if your allergy is severe, you don’t have to be hopeless. You can still help animals in a variety of ways. You can even allow shelters to set up traps in your yard to save strays.

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