Combining a Hobby with Volunteering to Give Back! My Experience…
The number of stray animals wandering on streets is gradually increasing. However, there lacks a straight solution on how to control these stray animals. Thus, it raises the requisite to aid them through the provision of proper food and shelter. Lots of these animals are also diseased and require medical attention from a veterinary physician colloquially known as a vet.
My love for animals has always been gargantuan since my childhood. I was only five years when I got my first fully-owned pet animal. It was a small and lovable Maltipoo given to me by a close family friend as a birthday present. As a fact, she chose the particular breed as it is the best for timid and first-time dog owners. Although the later was truthful, I was never fearful of dogs. Nor have I ever been fearful to any other type of animals, at least not yet.
I have always been so angry with anybody who tried to hurt our pet animal. Pets are just like us; it’s only that the pets don’t speak, but they behave much in the same way like us especially when expertly believed. When they are harmed and treated so gravely? I am a dog lover and my affections towards pet animals have always been enormous.
Stray animals are not a new thing in our town. You cannot walk for a few minutes without coming across at least one or two stray animals, especially the dogs. Being a dog lover, I always felt pity for these diseased and hungry animals, until I learned that I could be a source of their help.
That’s how I embarked on a dedicated voluntary mission of assisting these stray animals. It was a difficult task at first, but I was so determined to donate my sweat and make a change. I can already see the change happening.
I have since then being involved with many tasks aimed towards providing the stray animals with essential needs. The stray animals in our town mostly comprise of Indian Pariah Dog. The first step I take is providing the stray animals with a temporary ID tag if it doesn’t have any. After that, I offer the pet some food as most of them are usually skinny and hungry. Since I am not able to provide them with specialized care, my next step embroils taking the stray animal to a local shelter or vet. Besides, I create flyers with the pet’s photo and physical description and then post the fliers on various digital platforms to find a person who is willing to adopt the Dog.
In some cases, I am required to assume financial responsibility for the stray animals. The shelters and vets are usually limited in treatment and space provisions. Surgeries to injured animals may be too expensive and against budgetary limitations on shelter agencies and vets. I, therefore, accept donors and funds from willing people especially my relatives to help assist these practices.
I have cared for hundreds of animals since I commenced to donate my sweat towards saving the stray animals. What keeps me moving is the reality that these stray animals are helpless. They require to be reunited with their loved ones or at least get allocated to a shelter. This perception has created within me the desire and yearns to aid the stray animals by taking them to shelters or seeking the assistance of animal activists.
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