Animals have been a huge part of my life for the last 10 years. It all started when my family rescued 2 cats from an owner who was unable to take care of their cats due to their living circumstances. The same year, we rescued another cat who had turned up as a stray on the doorstep of my dads friend from work. These cats changed my life and we changed theirs. Here’s how.
Just over a year ago. My family and I decided to give back to the animals and start rescuing cats through a charity. Over the last year, we have fostered over 30 cats. All of which have changed my life.
Believe it or not, it’s just as important to adopt or foster animals as it is to adopt or foster children. It has the same effect. The animal might not be able to show it but they now have a true home along with food and fresh water. All animals deserve loving homes. Whether they are suitable for a zoo or a house, they’re well looked after.
Once these animals have been taken in, both the human and the animal feel so much better. There are also so many benefits for both parties. These are just a few:
Fostering and adopting is really good for the mind. Feeling alone? Animals are the best partner even if they aren’t loyal. Knowing that someone is in the house that you love or get along with is scientifically proven to be effective for the mind as you begin to realise that you aren’t actually alone.
Pets can also help with those who suffer from loneliness. You’re no longer alone when you have a pet with you. They take care of you as much as you take care of them. Us humans suffer with loneliness just as much as animals do and it’s important to realise that. Giving them a home helps both of you!
The work you do for these animals is charitable. This means that you’re doing something positive for the world which is well recognised. It will make you feel so much better to know that you’re helping yourself as well as others.
There are lots of charities out there that you can contact. They will really appreciate your help with adopting or fostering. It means that they can help more animals.
These charities need your help. They rely on donations and supporters to continue their work. If you’ve thought about getting an animal. I beg you to consider using a charity as they’re much cheaper and the benefits are greater. They’re doing an incredible job – please consider helping them out!