Helping homeless animals
In winter we all hurry to hide from the frost in our warm houses, drink hot tea and hide in a blanket. We can hardly stand it for 20 minutes in the cold. And stray dogs and cats have nowhere to hide. They freeze and die without getting help. Winter is not a fairy tale for them, but a deadly dangerous time. But each of us can save at least one small life and make the end of the story happy! For this, it's enough just not to pass by!
If they saw on the street or in the approach of an abandoned pet, feed him. It is desirable to choose food by age. If it's a kitten or a puppy, you can give him baby canned food.
Pour the animal warm water. Try to equip them for a warm place. It can be a box in size with old towels and sheets so that the poor man can take cover and get warm. It's the least you can do, but there's a chance of survival.
If you are ready for more, it is better to take the pet in a warm but isolated room: a storage room in the house, a separate room, at least a bathroom or a corridor (depending on the size of the individual).
It is not known whether the animal is healthy. He does not have to walk around freely until you are sure that he is not sick. Such a quarantine should last about 2 weeks.
At first it is better not to touch the cat or a dog with your bare hands. Try to touch the animal only with gloves or with a towel. Wash hands thoroughly after each contact.
Take photos of the found, put information about it on the Internet on your pages in social networks and on the pages of all groups dealing with the arrangement of homeless animals in new families.
Perhaps the animal already has owners, it's just lost, and the owner does not find a place for excitement. Ask all friends on the web to repost your record. The more people find out about the find, the faster they will respond to your cry for help.
Ask about the animal from neighbors and post ads on the doors of the nearest houses, poles and stops in your area.
If you do not know exactly what to do with the pet, find online communities of shelters for cats and dogs, place your ad and questions there. Volunteers will always respond and give you useful advice. Moreover, in such groups, there is often even an instruction on how to give the abandoned animal first aid without harming oneself.
Take the animal to the vet
Do not delay a visit to the vet. The earlier you check the health of the new pet, the easier it will be to cure it. In addition, it is important to know whether he does not have microsporia (depriving). This disease is transmitted to people and is very difficult to treat.
The veterinarian will tell you how to cure the animal, how to treat it against worms and fleas. However, if the health of the foundling is weakened, it will be necessary to wait out with the treatment from the parasites, until the "patient" gets stronger.
Carry a pet to the vet better in the bag-carry. If there is not one, you can take an ordinary bag. But leave openings to let in air.
I took the small matched kitten to the vet in the box. I made openings for air, and I seized the door with adhesive tape. At home it was easy to lure the animal into such a self-made "carry". But already in the car, the baby got out of captivity. He desperately scratched the box with his paws, gnawed. In the vet clinic it was very difficult to put him back. In addition, I did not take the scotch with me ... Later I learned that with many veterinary clinics there are small pet stores, in which you can buy and carry, and a collar, and leash. So the main thing is to somehow bring the pet to the clinic, and to take it back is easier already.
When I was with a vet for the first time, I made many mistakes! Listen carefully and remember what the doctor says. Do not expect to read everything by prescription. Veterinarians have illegible handwriting. I called the clinic several times. First, to find out who took us. Then, to clarify the dosage of the drug from a veterinarian. And I also advise you to ask the doctor what medicines you need to buy from a veterinarian pharmacy and which ones in a human pharmacy. This will save you time.
Many people believe that they do not have very good conditions to leave the found oneself, or they will not be able to look after the animal because of the tight schedule. But this is not so! The most famous story, which confirms this, is an autobiographical book about a homeless musician and his pet (Bob Bow's Street Cat named Bob Bowen).
At the time of his introduction to the purr, the author suffered from drug addiction. Because of this, he lost his job, and he lacked money even to pay for housing. He himself actually lived on the street and played the guitar, collecting meager donations. But, despite their food, the man regretted the cat, cured him. And then he tried to drive away, so that the animal would be beaten by the more affluent masters, but Bob the cat stubbornly sat next to James while the musician played for passers-by.
The animal began to attract people to Bowen, the number of donations increased. Bob inspired James to change his life completely. The owner began to be treated for his addiction to drugs and wrote a book.
Now James Bowen is the author of 3 bestsellers and is thinking about the fourth! He says that in many respects all the magical changes in his life have occurred thanks to a devoted and intelligent foundling.
If for some reason you can not leave the animal to yourself, try to find for him an overexposure. This is also a big deal! You can get to know volunteers in groups on social networks. In the announcement or messages, clearly ask for an excuse - temporary assistance.
Agree on the terms. People are more likely to take the pet for a while, if they are promised to help with the costs of food and treatment. Take on the financial part - then the issue with overexposure will be resolved faster.
Looking for good hands
Every day, write something in all the network groups devoted to helping homeless animals, which you will only find. And it is not necessary only for your city. There were cases when crumbs from the CIS were taken away abroad. The foreigners were so impressed by the unhappy fate of the cat or dog that they were ready to come for them! No wonder they say that a word can be saved!
By the way, good texts - that's not all. Try to make the kitten or dog look as good as possible in the pictures. To do this, they need to be cured, washed, fattened, and combed "model". There are no ugly animals, only unfortunate and sick!
By the way, some professional photographers respond to a request for help. You can write to them and offer to take pictures of the found ones or at least professionally process his picture. And do not forget to sign the photo, telling that in life the animal is even nicer than in the picture. It's the way it is!
In animal shelters , there are black lists of owners who did not treat animals very well or gave back pets they were agreed to take care of. Therefore, try to check whether there is a person in these lists who decided to take to himself your foundling.
Surnames are usually located in groups to help animals in social networks. Better not pass the pet in a neutral territory. Try to take him to a new house. So you can determine whether he gets into good conditions.
The history of your finding will necessarily become fabulous, if you spend a little time and effort. There is nothing more pleasant than happiness, which is experienced by a man who has done a really good deed!
What to do if you find a cat or dog
- Give him a warm place. Feed, give water.
- Ask neighbors: maybe one of them lost a pet?
- Stick an ad with a photo on the door of the porch in your house.
- Place a photo and text about the animal in all social networks.
- Do not touch the animal with your bare hands, quarantine lasts about 2-3 weeks. Keep your pet in a separate room, do not let it enter other living quarters.
- Take the poor fellow to the vet. Educate on the microsporium. Begin the treatment.
- Contact all animal shelters in the city.
- Ask on the web for help, overexposure. People will respond.
- Update information about the pet on the Internet every day. Place beautiful photos. Someone will love the animal.