There are a lot of people donating money to things like cancer research, poverty, and victims of different kinds, and while that’s important, there is one thing that most people seem to forget: animals need help, too. In Norway, and generally around the world, animal shelters survive solely on donations from people. They are not funded by the government and don’t receive any money. Every penny they spend comes out of their own pockets, or by donations from animal lovers. Sadly, in most cases, shelters are eventually shut down due to lack of money.
If you have a blanket or two, a box of cat food, maybe a baby bottle or some extra money, your local shelter would love to hear from you. Baby bottles are used to feed abandoned kittens who are too young to eat food, blankets are used to keep them warm, free food is always appreciated, and the money you donate goes to medical care such as neutering, medicine, and whatever’s needed to keep the animals happy and healthy.
If you don’t know where to start, or if you come across a stray cat or dog while on holiday, don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail. I know shelters and other animal rescue organizations all around the world, and will gladly help you find the one closest to you.