Spring is here, which means sunny days, blooming flowers, and warmer weather. It also marks the beginning of puppy and kitten season in Atlanta, which actually lasts through three seasons of the year.
Local county shelters are already overflowing with pregnant dogs and cats, mamas with newborn puppies and kittens, and boxes of puppies and kittens turned in by owners. While every pet at the shelters deserve a second chance, there is something especially gut wrenching when these tiny new lives hope for a rescuer or adopter. Help Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) save lives and find owners for these puppies and kittens.
So, how can you help?
1) Foster!– The number one need is always foster homes. With more foster homes, AARF can save more pets. If you have a spare room, fill it with foster kittens. If you have a spare crate, fill it with a puppy. (Don’t have a crate? AARF has one for you!). Prefer to foster adult dogs or cats? No worries – there are plenty of older pets needing help too.
2) Volunteer! — If you can’t foster, there are other ways to help save more lives. For every pet adopted through AARF, two lives are saved: the one adopted and the one that takes the open foster space. You can help by posting flyers about adoption day and adoptable pets, have an adoptable pets book at your business, help at an adoption day, or more! If you want to get even more involved, consider joining the dog or cat adoption team!
3) Donate! — If you can’t volunteer or foster, but still want to help, consider making a donation or buying supplies for the foster pets. Want to buy something from our wish list? Explore the Amazon wish list and have it shipped directly to AARF!
Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. They are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. They are a no-kill organization, which means they never euthanize pets, except in extreme circumstances where a pet is in untreatable pain or illness. For more information, visit aarfatlanta.org.