1. Volunteer your time or make a money donation to your local animal shelter, rescue group or humane society.
  2. Work with a local rescue group to foster an animal until a permanent home is found.
  3. Spend quality time with your pet by playing games with their favorite toys or snuggling in front of the television.
  4. Adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue group rather than purchasing one from a pet store.
  5. Create an emergency safety kit for your pet. Include pet food, ID tags, cold packs, tweezers, antibiotic ointment, cotton balls, ear cotton swabs, insect bite ointment, a pet carrier and your veterinarian’s phone number.
  6. Enrich your pet’s environment, perhaps by setting up a bird feeder outside the window or adding something safe to climb on.
  7. Pet-sit for a neighbor who is going on vacation.
  8. Take candid photos of your pet to capture those perfect moments.
  9. Have a discussion with your kids about the importance of animals in society. Encourage your kids to sign a certificate pledging to treat all living things with respect, love and kindness.
  10. Search through old magazines or do an internet search with your kids to find pictures of their favorite animals to create a collage. Visit the VeryBestPet website or the American Humane website to find great pictures and helpful tips on how to care for your pet.