I'm not a good person to help at shelters, I would be crying too much and trying to bring them all home. :( This is probably why I've always made donations of some sort and also help spread the word to people that animals sometimes need a helping hand and not to ignore them if you see them struggling on the side of the road or in a backyard being abused or in a hot car...please don't ignore, just call for help. Everyone can make a difference. Even signing online petitions, it's not easy to read these stories I know, but it's a start to helping animals. I can't believe I still eat meat, I don't eat much and we no longer eat Butterball. I've called more than one large corporation to make them aware that I've seen the videos of animal abuse on their farms, not really farms, really prisons and that my family will no longer buy their products. It's sad when all they care about is money.
As far as wildlife, I know it's easy to become frustrated with them at times. Maybe if we put ourselves in their shoes then maybe we would understand wanting to build a nest in that chimney because we want to keep our family warm. Maybe they feel frustrated with humans for invading their space because we do each and every day.
Shortly after moving to NC a man here in Cary was arrested for tying a young Siberian Husky to a tree and stabbing him several times with a sword. The neighbor called 911 and the dog's cries were recorded in the call. He was sentenced to 100 days in jail. What do you think, is 100 days enough? I personally feel there should be fines, jail time and counseling and ordered to never own or work around animals.
Hope I didn't bring anyone down today. I know there's a lot of good people out there helping animals, but there's never too many. Rescues for domestic and wildlife accept all types of donations including food, old towels, paper towels, crates, etc.. So, if you're planning to pay a visit why not ask your neighbors, family, friends at church or work to make a donation as well. :)
Here is the video from The LAD Bible that sparked my post.
Please watch, it's very short, it shows two rescue pups becoming best friends. :)