I just finished reading the book, "Rescue Ink, How 10 Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, 12 Horses, 5 Pigs, 1 Duck and a few Turtles." I love these guys. Big, strong, tattooed, bad boys with hearts of gold when it comes to saving animals. I love their television show that airs on National Geographic Channel.
More than 1700 Pounds of Muscle
Over 80 Tattoos
One Unlikely Mission: To rescue Helpless, Abandoned and Abused Animals.
They have a list of what we as regular people can do to save animals.
Volunteer At Your Local Shelter
Spending even an hour a week walking or training shelter dogs can have a powerful ripple effect. Well-excercised dogs are less likely to develop neurotic habits such as tail-chasing or spinning, which can happen in dogs that are kenneled for too long. Also, because calm, obedient dogs are more adoptable, spending time teaching a dog basic manners can literally mean the difference between a new home or the unthinkable.
Donate To Your Shelter
Money isn't the only thing shelters need. Good quality food, toys, beds, treats, towels for bathtime and warm blankets are all apreciated by shelter cats and dogs. If your beloved pet has recently passed away, donating their toys and possessions to a shelter is a great way of honoring their memory.