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 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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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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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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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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