Who's a Kind Kid?
Kind Kids think of ways to help homeless pets before thinking of themselves.
Check out what these kids have done for our furry friends and get inspiration for your own projects!
How YOU Can Help the Animals
- Conduct a Collection Drive
- Build for the animals
- Organize an art display
- Write articles
- Make a Video
- Contact your Lawmakers
- Learn and Teach!
- Protect the Environment
- Used towels, sheets, comforters and blankets
- Toys and treats for puppies, kittens, dogs, cats, gerbils/hamsters, mice, rabbits, rats and guinea pigs
- Clean stuffed animals
- Collars, leashes and Gentle Leaders
- Create posters and flyers to distribute at school and within your neighborhood.
- At school you could provide a decorated box in which items may be placed.
- Within your neighborhood set a date on which you would be willing to go door-to-door and pick-up the items neighbors have left on their porches for the collection drive. Ask that they mark the items for the collection drive so you don't take anything that was not meant to be taken.
- Please do not personally place flyers in your neighbors mailboxes as this is not legal; items should only be placed in a mailbox by a mail carrier. A suggestion would be to place the flyers just inside your neighbors storm doors.
Learn all you can about spaying and neutering and why it is so important! Share this information with your friends and family. How about writing a persuasive speech or a report as a class project? Create a brochure to share with your class!
Teach a class about animal welfare! You could use a variety of ways to convey your message such as music, art, language, drama or science. How about a play about the plight of a lost dog or the pet overpopulation problem?
By protecting the environment you are also helping the animals! The following are suggestions which you can make a part of your daily life. The world and animals will benefit from your responsible actions!
- Limit the use of pesticides and care for the trees and vegetation with earth-friendly products.
- Keep garbage cans closed, especially if you live in or visit areas in which raccoons also live. Raccoons are often thought of as nuisances and become targets of animal-damage control programs. Sometimes by doing something as simple as keeping the garbage can lid properly closed, it can help to eliminate the problem!
- Support companies that care. By choosing dolphin-safe tuna, cruelty-free cosmetics and biodegradable household products, you can directly influence the condition of the environment and help to prevent animal suffering.
- Recycle newspapers, cardboard, aluminum, glass and plastics. Allowing them to be used again and again preserves the earth's resources and the lands that wild animals call home.
- Before discarding the plastic rings that hold six-packs of soda together, cut the rings so they can not entrap and suffocate birds and animals.
- Walk to decrease the number of times your car is used, but first get permission from the adult in your household. Let them know where you are going and how long you will be gone. Be safe! Use bikes and buses as much as possible. Air pollution isn't good for anyone and roadways take space that could otherwise be used as a habitat for wild animals.
- Only watch movies rated acceptable by the American Humane Association. Support productions in which the animal actors were protected from injury or abuse.
Watch and listen for other things you can do to help care for the earth and the living things that can not help themselves. Ask the adults in your life for help and let them know what you are doing as they might have some great suggestions too!