There was a great news item in the media this week about an event that is seeking donations of clothing, blankets and other items for homeless people — and also their pets. While the event would be for our Kuddly community in the San Diego, CA, region, there are plenty of other ways you can help donate to help homeless animals and people in your community during the winter months. One way you can help is to bring warm items for both homeless people and their animals that you might see on the streets in your community. You can also contact local homeless shelters for the same purpose. Some shelters today recognize that homeless people often have animals and provide them care and services.
As always, if you see an animal or person in need during the winter months, either outside during extreme weather and temperatures or other issue, call a local rescue or organization to have them assist. This includes both animals and people together, or separately. Stray animals are never safe on the streets and should be captured by a rescue organization for treatment, care and ultimately adoption. Homeless people may not have the means to get to a shelter, or may need other assistance — calling a local organization to check on someone could help.