Let’s face the truth. Not everyone who says they want to keep a dog is capable of actually taking care of a dog. This is the reason why some of the dogs end up being abandoned in the streets or empty parking lots left off to fend for themselves.
Worst-case scenario, the puppy who was adored and sought-after ends up in an abusive family and barely makes it through each day. These are heart-breaking situations dogs should never be subjected to.
Thankfully, the world has compassionate people who are ready to take action and correct these unjust situations. There are groups all over the nation and the world who take great initiative in rescuing dogs that are abandoned and are in distress. These are composed of volunteers who dedicate their spare time to rescuing and taking care of abandoned and abused dogs.
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How Can You Help with Pug Rescue Initiatives
Rescue centers and organizations typically do not choose the breeds they wish to rescue, although some would just be committed to a certain type of animal. They do this so that they can focus on giving the best service to their chosen rescue category. If you find it in your heart the desire to do something and contribute to this great effort, here are some of the ways you can help:
Become a Volunteer
Like we’ve said, these organizations are most likely composed of volunteers who work in their spare time. Some of them accept anyone who is willing to be trained while others look for volunteers who already have experience working in rescue centers.
Look for local rescue centers near your location. Ask them for any way you can serve as a volunteer. They will be happy to see people who are willing to stand up and do something for these dogs that needed rescuing.
Share your Resources
Another great way to help is to share your resources through your donations. If you want to help in this manner, just be sure that you are donating to a legitimate rescue group that rescues dogs because they needed to and not because they can be sold later on.
If in doubt and you are just concerned about the dogs, you can donate in-kind and give food and other things that dogs might need like beds, collars, leash, and toys.
Adopt a Dog
To counter the works of puppy mills, a great way to do your part is through adoption. Puppy mills raise puppies for profit and neglect providing the parents and the pups a safe and clean place to live.
Adopting a rescued dog lessens the demand for new puppies to be sold while dealing with abandoned dogs who do not have a home or a family to grow old with. It has been observed that rescued dogs who were adopted tend to be extra-loving and affectionate. They are simply grateful for the second chance they were given.
In whatever way you choose to help, you are doing a great initiative to promote the welfare of dogs and all pets, in general. While it may be exciting and fun to see a puppy you bought to grow into a beautiful, adorable pug you envisioned it to be, there is another facet of emotions and experience with adopting a dog and giving it a second take at having a loving family.