Volunteering For Pets 🐱 🦜 🐢

In a few weeks, it will be time to change the clocks again. Changing the time reminds me that the holiday season is right around the corner! It’s only October. But if you love shopping, you can find Black Friday and shop-early-for-Christmas sales in the stores this month.

I’m also thinking of other ways to make the holidays meaningful for my animal friends and pet parent community.

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September Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

September is a good month for cooler weather and promoting animal awareness events. September awareness events encourage pet adoptions for less-popular animals.

Supporters can use creative social media to help special needs pets gain attention. The month ends with a day to remember homeless animals around the world.

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Active Lives for Special Needs Pets 😎

I’m excited to see a growing awareness and appreciation for special needs pets! This pets-are-family awakening means that many cats and dogs, who were once considered unadoptable, are getting a second chance.

Rescue animals who are too old, too sick, too shy, too small or have behavior challenges, are now getting the help they need.

Thankfully, many of these wonderful animals are no longer automatically euthanized.

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August Animal Events Calendar πŸ—“οΈ

August is a big month for cats and dogs everywhere.

Below is the August animal events calandar for your cats and dogs…

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Interview: Robby Starbuck And His Miracle Kitten πŸ™

Video Director and Producer Robby Starbuck made a splash on Twitter when he revealed that he found a kitten in a trash can. He chronicled how his family nursed the poor kitty back to health and adopted her into her new forever home. When his children couldn’t decide on the kitten’s name, Robby used social media to make the final choice: Liberty/Libby.

I thought that y’all could use some good news, so I asked for and was granted an interview with Robby…

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June 21, 2019: Take Your Dog To Work Day 🐢 πŸ’»

Pet Sitters International (PSI) started Take Your Dog to Work Day in 1999. Now in 2019, Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWD) is celebrating 21 years. The goal is to raise funds and awareness to support animal rescue and shelter dog adoptions.

TYDTWD celebrates the “joys of pets in the workplace for one day to support their local pet communities.”

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Quilting For Rescue Pets 🧡

My mission as Dr. Pet Mom is to try to help as many animals as possible. I discovered another way to help animals: Quilting.

This month, I’m finishing up my project as a volunteer for a local cat rescue, Bay State Animal Cooperative. This time of year is the busy kitten season and I’m helping to process adoption applications.

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Special Resources for Special Needs Pets πŸ› οΈ

May 3 is National Specially-Abled Pets Day. It’s a day to celebrate and educate the public about disabled pets. These special needs pets can be a challenge to care for. But loving pet parents know that the rewards for patience and understanding, outweigh the work.

Our mission at Dr. Pet Mom is simple: To create a pet parent community to encourage adoption of rescue and shelter animals. We want to help pets find their forever homes.

Rescue and shelter animals include older and special needs animals. These animals have challenges related to behavioral, physical, or a chronic illness (diabetes, FIV, arthritis). Special needs pet parents already know that their pets are not left overs, imperfect or can’t be saved. Their pets just need a little extra care and patience.

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Why I Volunteer for Cats in Need 😿

This week, I leaped back into the world of volunteering. I’m working with a local animal rescue group, Bay State Animal Cooperative (BSAC) in the greater Boston area.

Springtime is their busy kitten season. Kittens are in demand right now, and BSAC needs some extra hands to help process adoption applications. I volunteered for a training session on processing adoption applications.

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Prevent Animal Cruelty and Keep Pets Safe at Easter 🐰 πŸ₯š

April is a good time to celebrate our pet friends. Spring is finally here! If you’ve been indoors too long, it’s time to get outside. Enjoy a long walk with your favorite pet and shake off the winter doldrums.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers a few ideas to prevent animal cruelty, encourage pet adoption, and help rescue horses.

The ASPCA reminds us that April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

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