At Wisconsin Pet Care, we firmly believe in giving back to the community. Our team of dog walkers and professional pet sitters in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine and Waukesha are all engaged in our rescue community. We’ve held supply drives for humane societies in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Racine counties. Here are some ideas of how you can help your local humane society or animal rescue
· Volunteer. This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of helping your local shelter. They are always in need of volunteers to help with the endless piles of laundry, washing dishes, helping with yard work, or socializing/walking the shelter animals. A lot of places require a weekly commitment. If that isn’t something feasible for you, there are plenty of other ways to help.
· Donate. I’m not talking about just money here, though that is needed and appreciated. Donations can be in many forms. Some commonly needed donations are food, treats, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and toys, among many other things. Have some towels or old blankets you’re looking to get rid of? The humane society can use them! Shelters will typically have a “wish list” for needed items.
· Create. It’s time to put your crafting pants on. Make fleece blankets out of fabric and use leftover material to make cat toys . You can also make pet beds out of old sweaters (seriously, look it up!) The animals will appreciate it!
· Transport. You can do recue runs to help get dogs out of overcrowded or unsafe conditions and bring them to a rescue that has space for them. See our other blogs for more information on animal transporting.
· Identify. Keep identification on your pets. If they get lost, they will be easier to return, saving shelter space for an animal that may have a greater need.