LETTER: Lend a hand at animal shelterTo the Telegram: Shelters are there to take in the unwanted and homeless animals around our communities. They are there to help those that need it the most. It is everywhere and happens every day; there are many ways to help these animals and not just through adoption.
To the Telegram:
Shelters are there to take in the unwanted and homeless animals around our communities. They are there to help those that need it the most. It is everywhere and happens every day; there are many ways to help these animals and not just through adoption.
Having an open mind about helping in any shelter is a big part of helping out. Seeing all of the cats and dogs that do not have a home; even just for a couple hours of the day, all just want to see someone who will play with them and take care of them. But be careful to not get too attached, otherwise there could be a furry face coming home with you.
In our own little town of Superior there is a place where volunteers are always needed and they have plenty of faces who would love to come see you; that place is called Animal Allies. A fun event is planned this summer to help with the animals; it is called Walk for the Animals. It is a great event that brings out all sorts of runners and people to raise money for animals in the shelter and hopefully gets some of them adopted.
People may think that it is weird or odd for a person to go down to a stinky shelter and help out some disgusting animals but in reality it is one of the better things a person can do. It teaches a lot to a person, like how to help someone other than yourself; to see how others live and to see how fortunate we really do live.
There is enough time for everyone to go down to the shelter and have just a couple of hours to make all of the animals happy. It doesn’t have to be every day or even every week. Every once in awhile, plus with the hours that can be put in, it will look great on job applications and possibly college applications; which is a great thing to have for colleges to look at.
Now everyone can go out and help with the animals around our community. To get a good reference on applications and to feel really good about yourself after helping out. With all of those hours and furry faces happily smiling, there is no way that volunteering at your local shelter could ever do you wrong but can only help with the future.
University of Wisconsin-