For many veterinarians, it’s such a heartbreaking moment to see a beloved pet get sick or die in the presence of their owners. What’s more horrific is the number of pets that need to be impounded due to neglect or abandonment by their former owners. As veterinarians, you must also help spread awareness to families through these simple ideas and events.
Adoption Drives – One big way of encouraging the care and protection of animals is to hold an event for hopeful pet owners. You can open your clinic, the local pound, or accredited pet stores to let people view possible pets and select those that they think would be their best choice. This allows you to teach owners about animal breeds, their characteristics as well as their unique ways of making them feel loved.
School Visits – Kids love pets, and that much is true. One of the best places to grab the chance to teach young children or even adults about animals is a local school. In most cases, parents are unaware of the specific health and personality traits for each animal. They simply want to buy them for their kids to keep. By letting children interact with animals in a safe environment, while giving them information, teaching takes on a more hands-on approach.
Involvement – Positive Impressions, LLC and many experts say that you can help your neighborhood understand the plight of animals by sending little veterinary reminder cards with calls for volunteers and adoptive parents. There’s no way a few vets can teach each household on their own after all. It’s far easier to bring the community together and help each other on a single purpose. You might be surprised at how many people want to help out, but didn’t know where to start.
Not everyone is equipped to handle pets. That’s a fact that you, the veterinarian or animal rescuer, understands. With the right amount of education, anyone can be a loving and respectful pet owner. As a knowledgeable expert on animals, no one is more qualified to do that as you are.