There is warm sunshine on the way in just a few weeks, but until then we still must do our best to take care of the less fortunate and helpless among us.
Pets often must endure the full force of winter because of ignorant or negligent owners. When the weather gets as cold as it has been this week, no animal should be left outside. No, it does not matter if the pets have fur. Dogs are not polar bears and do not have the right type of fur, the fat reserves, the breeding or the instincts required to keep them alive out there in these wind chills.
If you see an animal in distress, it's your duty as a decent human being to try to help them. You don’t have to hop a fence and steal a dog, though. (Usually.)
If you want to help save an animal, you can leave the cops out of it, too. Just call one of the animal organizations listed below and they will help you out. You don’t even have to give your name to do this good deed. (Though you might want to call to follow-up, though, because the people who do these jobs are overwhelmed this time of year.)
With just a little bit of phone work, you can be a big ol’ hero. Go ahead. Narc on your neighbors. It's their fault for being such jerks.
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