Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
April is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. It's sad that this is an actual recognized month. But, from dogs being left in cars to overheat and die, to hoarding and general neglect, let this be a reminder to all of us that these things still happen. And let's think about ways that we can help to make change.
From National Today website (https://nationaltoday.com/prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals-month/)
How to observe the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month*
Buy cage-free eggs and grass-fed beef We won’t ask you to give up omelets and burgers, but buying cruelty-free products helps endorse companies that make an effort to treat their animas with respect. Plus, these products are much better for you and less packed with dyes and artificial growth hormones.
Adopt pets from a local rescue center Adoption is better than resorting to get your pet from a puppy mill or breeders who encourage unhealthy incestuous couplings to get an animal with the desired breed-qualities. Mutts typically live longer than purebreds and have less health issues too.
Donate to or Volunteer at an animal shelter Almost half the animals put in shelters around the country are put down every year. Shelters can only do so much to help with the limited funds they have, and lack of room often forces them to euthanize animals to make way for more adoptable breeds.*
Excerpt from: https://nationaltoday.com/prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals-month/