So here we are, getting toward the end of 2015. How about a new years wish for shelter shops to become a reality?
While wishful thinking is great for our optimism, there’s a few things that you can do in the meantime to promote the idea of putting shelter animals in to pet shops.
- Share tweets, Facebook posts, everything! Sharing is a great way to spread awareness, and you might just catch someone who develops a genuine interest in the cause
2. Write to your local state member of parliament. Ultimately it’s the government who pass the laws around here, so let’s let them know that this is something we passionately care about!
3. Sign a petition. Always be on the lookout for petitions from sites like change.org. They are a great way to represent public opinion.
4. Word of mouth. Not saying that you have to religiously inform others about the cause in every conversation you have, but if it comes up it might be worth letting people know about puppy farms and their connections to pet shops.
We’re all human, and there’s only so much you can do. Even if you don’t feel like you’re making a life changing difference by sharing and writing, you may actually be influencing others and informing their opinion on the matter. Maybe your cousin’s husband’s friend notices the post shared and changes their mind about purchasing a puppy from a pet shop and instead turns to a shelter. That’s a win!