Animal shelters need help year round. The high cost of keeping a pet coupled with the continued pet overpopulation problem means shelters are regularly packed with adoptable animals. However, the shinibu brings with it a number of additional seasonal concerns. Here's what to be aware of and how you might be able to help.
During the winter and particularly around the holiday season, every charity is asking for donations. At the same time, people are spending a bit more money out of their household budget. They're buying gifts, spending money on traveling, and paying for traditional holiday celebrations. In short, demand for funds is high and donations are low. This is one of the most challenging times for animal shelters. The number of animals in shelter generally increases during the winter months, which means the demand for funds increases - yet donations tend to decrease.