I want to work with the ASPCA; however, since UNLV does not offer any sort of veterinary program I have had to resort to donating money until I can physically make a difference.
For the last year I have donated $18 a month to the ASPCA. It adds up I know, but it was the least I could do to keep myself involved. I loved knowing that I was helping animals in need. Today, as much as I hated the idea, I canceled my monthly contribution. I never thought I would have to, but being in the financial situation that I am, it was not practical to continue donating this bit of money every month.
Anyways, I never thought how much this small donation effected my emotions. I am truly heartbroken that I cannot afford to donate anymore. I give great appreciation to all of those people who give charity and donations throughout their life. Giving to the needy is so under-rated. I hope to continue donating as soon as I can afford it. It the mean time, if you are interested in donating 60 cents a day to the ASPCA, I suggest you give it a try. You will not believe how good it makes you feel.
It is hard for me to walk through an adoption center and see all the cute faces. I always end up feeling like a I want to adopt all of them. It has always seemed mean to give the animals false hope. I always thought it would be easier, emotionally, to be able to learn about the adoptable animals without having to tease them or myself. I am sure it is just as emotionally hard on the animals, to see a person and not go home with him/her.
Previously, I suggested adopting a pet from the ASPCA, to help save the animals that still have a chance, instead of breeding more animals just to have a new one. I have recently learned that the ASPCA has a website called the adoption center. This web page has photos of dogs and cats that are available for adoption. Once you click on a photo, a description of the animal’s training, habits, and their ideal home appear. If an animal appears to be one you are interested in, you get a link to step by step instructions to start the process of adopting that animal.
This website could be a beginning of a smarter way to adopt an animal. I hope that all of you give it a look and tell as many people as you can about adopting a pet from the ASPCA. Be sure to let them know that they can do it online!