Katherine Heigl has been blogging for iVillage’s CelebVillage, and in her third post she talks about why she is out to save millions of pets from being killed every year.
"At first I thought I wanted this blog to speak to those capable of cruelty, neglect, and disregard but I realized I cannot speak to that. I do not and never will understand such a mind or such a soul, so I have nothing constructive to say to those people."
She went on to talk about how she felt that there were so many bad people and so little information for those who would like to help.
But then she came across some interesting statistics.
"The great news is that there are millions of people like me in the world. Over $50 billion was spent in American in 2011 on companion animals, and that’s during a recession! Clearly there are many, many people in the world who feel as strongly about their pets as I do and it’s to these people I speak now."
So even though millions of homeless animals are killed at shelters each year, there is something those of you animal lovers out there can do.
Heigl posted a list of ways to help:
"– We can encourage our family, friends and neighbors to rescue a pet versus buying one.
– We can promote and support spay/neuter programs and education in our towns and cities.
– We can donate time, money (even a dollar matters!) or supplies to local shelters.
– And, most importantly, when you curl up on the floor, sofa or bed with your most loyal friend, you can remember that the best way to honor the gift they are in our lives is to help their kind any way we can.
Every little bit matters, no kindness is too small. One saved life matters, one unnecessary death avoided matters."
So remember, you may just be one person, but together, we're an entire nation of animal lovers.
Save the pets!!
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