Do Just One Thing 5

(Or Five)

In honor of the “Dog Days of Summer” issue we teamed up with Maxfund no-kill animal shelter and adoption center to share how you can help dogs and cats in need in our community. Maxfund’s mission is to give all cats and dogs that come through the doors, whether they are injured, sick, abandoned, or abused, a second chance at life. Here’s how you can help Maxfund reach their mission.

01/// Adopt!

So far, Maxfund has adopted out more than 29,000 cats and dogs. Here are a few featured pups and purrs looking for forever homes.

02/// Volunteer

Volunteers are the core of Maxfund’s success, and they are always accepting new applicants. Not only do volunteers provide love and attention, they help with walks, socialization and cleaning, too.

03/// Foster

Become a temporary parent until shelter animals find their forever homes. Usually, foster dogs and cats have medical needs, surgery recovery, hospice care, nursing/pregnant, behavioral needs or just need a break from shelter life.

04/// Donate

Cash donations are how Maxfund got started in 1988 and continues to be an important factor in the shelter’s success. There are different ways to donate on You can also donate toys, bedding, unopened food, cleaning supplies and office supplies.

05/// Spreading the word

The easiest way to help is by opening the dialogue about shelter pets’ needs and always spaying and neutering your pets.


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