The Humane Society of the United States' National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is a way to honor animal shelters and their dedicated staff across the country.
The Humane Society of the United States web site has a nice long list of ways to show your support to your local shelter. Here are some of Winnie's favorites:
Be an Email Ambassador
Spread a shelter-friendly message every time you hit send—attach a tagline like the one below to your signature for all outgoing email messages: Love animals? Support your local shelter!
Say Thank You
Drop a note in the mail or shoot an email to your local shelter and let them know how much you appreciate all they do for animals. If you can, sweeten your thank you by adding an item from the shelter's wish list, a check or a gift card from a pet supply store.
Volunteer Your Time and Skills
Whether you end up walking pooches, helping at special events or lending your expertise as a newsletter editor, your shelter can match your schedule and talents to their needs. Not only will you be helping animals in your community, but you also will be building knowledge and skills. Call your local shelter and find out how to start volunteering.
See the entire list from the HSUS.
In honor of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, The Other Winnie Cooper would like to thank the Humane Society of Chittenden County for all their hard work and dedication to homeless pets.