Animal lovers have many ways to give back this holiday season through the Dearborn Animal Shelter, whether its through adopting or finding a way to support the shelter's efforts.
Each year, the holidays can also be a peak adoption season as more families seek to bring a new pet family member into their homes. To help make this season a special giving one, the Shelter encourages considering adopting a homeless animal as that new pet.
“Adopting a homeless animal as your new pet family member is a gift that gives, for a lifetime," Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter Executive Director Elaine Greene says. "These pets give back the gift of love each and every day. Adopters tell us that it is one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives when they open their home to a rescued animal from the shelter."
But if your home is already too full of fur, there are other ways to give back.
- Volunteer: The shelter also offers many volunteer opportunities, where a gift of time can be invaluable for the participant and the animals.
- Donate: If a virtual experience is more desirable, donation support is one of the most vital ways to give as the Shelter is in the midst of a Holiday Fund Drive. See the various ways to give online, including a Gift Donation made in memory or honor of someone special.
- Warm up: The shelter introduced a Red Scarf campaign this year, to give the gift of warmth in the cold months. Handcrafted fleece scarves that are available online, at the shelter or during offsite events from now until supplies are gone. The $10 red scarves have black pawprints as the design and all proceeds help the animals, providing a very warm gift that gives.
Learn more about events, volunteering, donating or adoptable animals online at www.DearbornAnimals.org. Stop by the shelter at 2661 Greenfield Road, or call 313-943-2697.