It’s human nature to want to help, but many times people don’t realize help is needed or how they can contribute. Today I have two different appeals for help to share with you.
The first comes from Laura, who is a reader near Chicago. She may soon find herself homeless. She is 51 and has health concerns. She has two cats, ages 9 and 18 years, who require daily medication. If you can offer her any suggestions on what she can do or where she can go, or at the very least, if you can help care for her cats until she lands on her feet, could you please contact her firstname.lastname@example.org.
The other appeal is from PAWS of Norwalk CT. If you’ve been a reader for awhile now, you’ll recall our two-part series on what it’s like to be a shelter volunteer. Yesterday Kevin put out on Facebook that the shelter is in need of Whisker Lickin’s soft treats or cheesy hard treats for some picky kitties at the shelter. The dogs could also use some fleece blankets (not comforters). If you’re near Norwalk, CT, could you help them out? Here’s their Wish List of things they could use.
I’ll bet you’d be surprised what your local shelter could use. Many of us can afford a couple of bags of cat treats to donate. And how many of us have wondered what to do with that food we bought that Kitty just won’t eat?
I do not know Laura and I’ve never been to PAWS. As with any request for help, you should do your homework.
But whatever you do today, find some way to make someone’s journey more pleasant or bearable.