Russell Sergent loves animals and often helps various organizations both in person, and through his bank account. The efforts of animal advocates are paying off, as more and more people realize the importance of animal adoption. The “adopt don’t buy” mentality is more and more popular amongst animal lovers, and volunteers are a very big part of that. In addition to making adopting animals more popular, there are other advantages to volunteering in an animal shelter.
You Can Meet New Friends
One of the most important parts of the human experience is meeting new people. An animal shelter – where you will be bound to run into people who will share at least one interest with you – is an excellent place to do that.
You Can Make a Direct Impact
Sending money to a shelter is great, in fact it’s often more impactful than spending a couple of hours there. These organizations are often funded almost entirely through the donations of their members, which makes this matter extremely important. With that said, being physically present has its own advantages, too. It’s well-known that people tend to adopt animals that look and feel healthy, and are socially adaptable. If you work at a shelter, you can influence these factors at a tremendous level.
You Can Impact Your Own Health as Well
There are studies that suggest that helping out others, and being close to animals are both excellent for your health. At a shelter, you can combine these two.
As a person who regularly helps animal shelters and adopted numerous four-legged friends during the process, Russell Sergent hopes that people will become more conscious about the trials and tribulations that these animals have to go through.