HOW CAN YOU CHANGE A PET’S LIFE?
Today we celebrate ‘Change A Pet’s Life Day’, a day where we do everything we can to change pets’ lives for the better. Traditionally, it’s a day to raise awareness of and encourage adoption. But for some of us – myself included – adopting an animal isn’t always an option.
So what can we do today (or any other day!) to change a pet’s life? It reminded me of something I’d seen a few years ago – an initiative called The 13 Project, started by canine lifestyle blogger, Pretty Fluffy. This initiative recognised that simply by setting ourselves small tasks and goals, we could make a big difference to animals’ lives.
It didn’t matter if you couldn’t adopt an animal, or foster, or even volunteer at a shelter. It highlighted the fact that there was always something you could do to make a difference. You might have seen this poster before…
Okay, I added that last one in myself (because creativity goes a long way in changing the lives of animals!). But I still love this poster – it is so true. Some of us simply don’t have the space, time or money to adopt and animal or volunteer at a shelter.
And that’s okay. Because there’s always something you can do – even if it’s just spreading the word about your local shelter or a fundraising event. So many people are starting new resolutions this month, so it’s the perfect time to set yourself a challenge!
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
To kick start some ideas and get those creative juices flowing, here are some simple things that you could do to make a difference to a pet’s life:
You wouldn’t believe how the little things add up. If we all just committed to a few of these activities, imagine the difference we could make, even if it’s just where we live, or for one shelter.
AND WHAT AM I DOING?
Most of you already know that I make regular visits to my local animal shelter to photograph the dogs in their care. But with my time being in such short supply these days, I kept feeling like there was more I could be doing to help.
And so today (and all of this week) I am running a special offer to anybody who books a photography session for their own dog. For every session booked this week, I will donate £50 to my local rescue, Animals In Need. The session can take place any time of the year, but the offer is only available over the next week (24th-31st Jan). So, if you’ve been on the fence about booking a session for a while now, this is pretty much the perfect excuse to treat yourself, and potentially change a life!
OVER TO YOU!
Hopefully reading this has given you that little spark of inspiration you’ve been searching for. So, if you committed to just one goal this year to change a pet’s life, what would it be? Let me know by sharing it over on my Facebook page! And remember, even the smallest effort you make, can mean the biggest difference to the lives of animals in need.