HOW TO HELP
OA Foundation is always working to help shelters and volunteers secure donations. There are many ways you can help the shelter animals. Your donation to the OA foundation directly helps rescue of animals in danger, whether they are suffering on the street or in the shelter.
ADOPT DON'T SHOP
A common misconception most people have is that they think they can't find a specific breed in a shelter, when in reality you can find any breed. There are many amazing animals of all breeds in need of home. Always aim to look into your local shelters. www.petfinder.com is an amazing resource to narrow your down your search.
Foster care provides animals with an environment where they can thrive away from the stress of the shelter. The shelter will provide you with all the necessary food, equipment, and medication you will need while the foster animal is in your care, and all you have to do is give lots of love.
6 WAYS TO HELP PROMOTE ANIMAL RESCUE ONLINE
SHARE SUCCESS STORIES
If follow tons of animal shelters on social media (like we do) you will see how a sad story can have great outcomes for these rescued animals. Share these stories! Let your followers see how love made a REAL difference in these animals’ lives.
TAG FRIENDS AND FAMILY
What's better than seeing a cute doggo pop up on your feed? Tag friends and family any time you see a "aw" worthy picture. It may melt their heart and get them to run over to their rescue.
USE HASH TAGS
Use hash tags when posting anything rescue related. Hash tags help your posts appear to a broader audience. Some popular hashtags on Instagram and Twitter are #DogsOfInstagram, #Adoptdontshop, #ShelterDog, #FosterDog and #DogOfTheDay.
SPREAD THE WORD
Share updates about animals, campaigns, and projects. Some of your followers may also repost to their page, which helps to spread the word and raise awareness.
SHARE ADOPTABLE PETS
A post has the power to change the life of an animal in need. You never know if someone is looking for a pet, and the one you share may be the one they are looking for. A simple gesture can help create a happy ending!
SAY "THANK YOU"
Make sure to share your appreciation for those who work and volunteer at the shelters. Share an appreciation post and describe how awesome their work is. This will help them know their efforts don’t go unnoticed and are appreciated.
CHECK OUT PETFINDER
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. You can even reference a shelter’s web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes discussion forums, a pet-care resource directory and a library of free pet-care articles to help keep pets in their homes.
Petfinder is made up of animal-care professionals and regular people volunteering for their local animal welfare organizations all working together to maintain active and accurate homeless pet lists. Petfinder is updated DAILY.
Planning to Adopt a Pet?
Nearly 11,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases.