Help Lake County Animal Control….A Little Time & A Lot of Heart Can Save a Life

How many times have you heard that little voice in your head “I wish I could do more” or have the thought of volunteering, donating or doing something simply to help, but just never seem to make the time.  Not to say it’s on purpose, I think we all have incredible intentions, it’s the execution and the follow-up that eludes us.    I believe every one of us has the ability to be selfless, the ability to give without receiving anything other than a smile, a hug or a thank you.  Sometimes I think we merely forget there are so many ways to accomplish an act of pure kindness.

This post is a request or a call-out to you out that there that can’t turn the volume down on the little voice in your head.  If you’re unsure how, what or where you can go I have a couple of ideas…

Once again Lake County Animal Control in Crown Point, Indiana, has gladly taken on another challenge with open arms.  If you are from the area you may have read the article, if not, you can read it here: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/article_17d74b33-16f2-50b6-9641-94511b5c5061.html?mode=story

This raid and the earlier raid in Schneider has increased the population in the shelter from “At Capacity” to “Over Capacity” and they need your help.  I know there are many of you that have limitations on what you are able to do, but as I stated above, there are many, many ways to achieve kindness and the following is only a short, sweet list of suggestions:

Donations–this means anything, from kitty litter, blankets, fans, towels, soap, treats, toys to monetary of any amount (every little bit helps).  Also another suggestion is space. Space for possible fundraisers or events is always a welcome donation;

Fundraising Ideas–If you have a great idea to help raise funds to support LCAC, the work they do, the care they give and help to maintain the “no-kill” status, send your idea.  Even the smallest or silliest idea can be huge. 

Volunteer–With all the furfriends that occupy LCAC, you would never be bored.  Walk a dog, play with a cat, they just want to be loved and you can be the one to love them, even if it’s just for the day.

Fostering–Not able to make the committment to adopt a pet, fostering may be the best of both worlds.  You are able to share you home, your heart with a pet in need but only until they find a permanent home.  It frees up space at LCAC in order for them to continue to help all they can.

and last but not least…

Adopt a Friend!–Feel the need to shop?  Come window shop in Crown Point. Meet, mingle, play, pet and love every orphan furbaby and I dare you to just try not to take someone home!! 

Second chances are the best chances, and not only is it a chance for them its a chance for you to change your thought of “I wish” to “I did” and ironically you will be the one to say Thank You.

WRITE, CALL OR STOP ON BY!! Your new friends are waiting for you!! (Lake County Animal Shelter, 3011 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, IN  46307; 219/769-7016; lakecountyanimalcontrol@hotmail.com or check out the adoptable pets here: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN218.html (DON’T FORGET, THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH, ITS PICNIC TIME FROM 10-4)

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