8. Announce Your Engagement You DO know that SHARING is CARING, right? All those Likes, Comments and Shares that you put on FB posts of your favorite rescues tells Facebook to keep spreading the net for these animals. If you don't engage, Facebook will assume nobody cares. But you do. So click already!
9. Scan Craig's List, Freecycle, eBay, and other resources for items being sold or given away, and collect them to donate to a shelter.
10. Call local business for donations. For example, local hotels may have bedding and towels that are no longer 'guest quality' but would be perfect for kennel comfort.
11. Be a Greeter: Shelters and rescues can be very busy places and people coming in for the first time can easily feel overwhelmed. Having a greeter to point people where they need to go and answer basic questions may be just the right fit for your cheery disposition and your local organization.
12. Sum-one Awesome This Way Comes Are you an accountant, or would you like to be one in your spare time? Rescues often need help with administrative roles. If you have skills in marketing, accounting, grant writing, fund raising, logistics or legal expertise, you have much to offer behind the scenes.
13. Be a Visionary Serve on a Board and provide leadership to help guide your favorite rescue into a strong future.
The bottom line is this, with passion and a little creativity, your native talents can go a long way to saving lives (not to mention the sanity of front line rescue workers!). See a way you can help that isn't on this list? Talk to your local organizations for how you can help fill needs they haven't even thought to get help for yet.