How Can You Help?

How Can I Help?

 

Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation is an entirely non-profit, all-volunteer group. We have no shelter, office, staff or overhead. We rely on donations and fundraisers to continue our work. We also rely on volunteers to provide assistance with fostering animals, providing transportation, food distribution, handling phone calls, record-keeping, going to adoption days, organizing fundraisers, website maintenance, social media, and many other services that keep our organization going. Our area of greatest need is foster and permanent homes for rescued animals; this enables us to continue to save lives. If you are not local and are not in a position to adopt or foster, we always appreciate your tax-deductible donations: they allow us to spay or neuter, vaccinate, and board animals until a home can be found. Here is a list of ways you, as a caring individual, can help in your own community:

  • Adopt a shelter animal. Don't rule out the animals that may not seem to be the most desirable; many times the pets that don't bark and crowd the front of their kennels begging for your attention may be the ones that will really light up your life when given a chance.

  • Spread the word. Tell everyone you know not to breed or buy while shelter pets die. Also pass along the tragic statistics of euthanasia; educate yourself on the number of animals in your area alone that are needlessly destroyed yearly, monthly, weekly, daily and then make sure and tell everyone you know.

  • Spay and neuter. Make sure your own pets are altered. Offer to help a neighbor, friend, coworker or acquaintance who has an unaltered dog or cat and explain the health benefits to their own pet as well as the benefits to the greater good that go along with spay and neuter. If you are financially able, offer to help those who are not.

  • Visit your local shelter. Shelter dogs and cats who are socialized by volunteers are much more able to handle the stress of their stay at the shelter, and this helps them present to the public as much more adoptable. Many shelters will allow volunteers to walk dogs, handle cats, and just provide general socialization for the animals. This is an invaluable service that can take as little or as much time as you can spare.

  • Volunteer: W.A.R.F. has many volunteer opportunities from hands-on assistance with adoptions, transportation, food distribution, etc. to helping answer emails and calls, administrative assistance, social medial posting, etc. Any time that you can spare, even one hour here and there, is appreciated. 

  • Donate: As an all volunteer organization, you can guarantee that every penny that you give goes directly to help alleviate suffering and save lives.

  • Above all, speak up any chance you get and promote kindness to all beings.