© 2010 Allie Phillips

There are so many ways to help animals during the holiday season, especially homeless animals in shelters. For me, I am sending toys and treats to the pets at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, one of my favorite shelters that has wonderful caring staff and very few resources. I am also providing foster care to two new St. Croix feline arrivals and will work to adopt them into new homes.
So what are you doing to help animals this holiday season? Here are some ideas:

  • Adopt a furry or feathered friend into your home, or open your home to foster a pet in need;
  • take toys, treats and/or blankets to animals that will spend the holidays in a shelter;
  • volunteer to walk a dog, brush a cat, or play with the animals who have lost their homes and families; or
  • make a donation to your local animal shelter or animal organization … even just a few dollars will go a long way.

So as you buy presents and visit with friends and family, remember to show the same kindness to a homeless animal. It will make those animals feel loved, and you will feel wonderful in return.

Because I love a good story about people and animals, please post your comments of what you are doing to help animals this holiday season.