Animals truly are amazing creatures, holding a very important place in our world. In the lives of humans, animals provide countless treasures, including joy, beauty, companionship, assistance, and sustenance! But sadly, as special as all animals are, there are many whose lives are filled with neglect and abuse. In America alone, 5 to 7 million animals wind up in shelters every year, many of them never leaving again. But even worse are the animals who don’t make it into shelters and whose neglect and abuse don’t end.
As sad as the statistics may be, there is good news, because there are many people all over the world who work to help animals that have gotten caught up in worlds of neglect and abuse. And the good news doesn’t end there – the good news is also that you can help in this effort too! By donating just a little of your time, money, or actions, you can help abused and neglected animals, and the video and the information below will tell you how. So start today, and help give abused and neglected animals the second chance they deserve!
If you are looking for something to do right now, check out this video for What You Can Do’s animal rescue campaign to raise money to save animals!
- Here is a website that gives lots of terrific information about helping animals!
- Here’s another IMK post about Petfinder.com, a great organization that brings animals and families together!
Topics for Discussion:
- Do you like animals? Which is your favorite?
- What is something you can do today to help animals in your community?
- Visit the Petfinder.com website to learn more about this great site and maybe even adopt a pet of your own!
- Visit the Petfinder.com website’s programs page to learn about animal programs you can help with.
- Visit the Animal Shelter Tips website to find out great ways you can support animal shelters!
- Consider organizing a community fundraiser to help raise money to help animals.
In this video, a girl named Lily talks about her passion for helping animals!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.