January 24th is a special day, not just for those who have birthdays or anniversaries. January 24th is Change a Pet's Life Day.
Change a Pet's Life Day is dedicated to encouraging adoption and spreading awareness of pet homelessness. But if you already have your hands full of pets, there are other things you can do to celebrate besides adopt.
You can commemorate Change a Pet's Life Day by volunteering. Whether you're going to to the shelter to take dogs for walks, or just going to spend time with cats, the shelter is a great place to volunteer your time and give back. Even one interaction can change an animal's life.
You can also donate. Many shelters, since they're non-profit organizations, have a difficult time fulfilling all their needs. It's a great gesture to donate food or blankets to shelters. Supplies definitely won't go unused!
Something else Change a Pet's Life Day does is about are the dedicated shelter workers who help change pet's lives every day. Do you know a shelter worker in your life? Help make their day by giving them a card or just expressing your appreciation.
If you're social media-savvy, help make it a special day by sharing links on social media to local shelters, rescue organizations, or animal charities. By spreading the word, others will find out about local shelters and can do good, too!
How will you make this day special?