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August 16, 2010

55 Actions for Animals and The HSUS

Twice on the blog I've posted a list of potential action items for those who want to become more involved in animal protection and the work of The HSUS. Here it is in updated and expanded form.

Orange feral cat at the Fund for AnimalsWildlife Center
Kim D'Amico/The HSUS
Help feral cats through Trap-Neuter-Return.

We need your active involvement in the cause, and the impact you'll have as you tick items off of this list cannot be overstated. When we act in a collective way, we are a more powerful and effective force in our communities, in the political arena, and in the marketplace.

Please take some time in the days, weeks, and months ahead to make your way through the roster and make your way through as many items as you can.

And as you do, let me add an item—number “56,” which calls on you to share this list or any specific elements with any friends or family members who are also interested in advocating for animals.

 

HSUS Engagement Activities

In Your Community:

Personal Behavior:

Shepherd dog by state Capitol building
Steven W. Krull/iStockphoto
Ask your elected officals to support animal protection.

Get Training—Get Activated:

Volunteer to Help Animals:

Political Activities:

Spotted piglet
iStockphoto
Help farm animals by following the three R's.

Work with Local Schools:

  • Sponsor a local classroom and give the gift of KIND News to elementary students or a young animal lover you may know.
  • Engage kids and teens with humane education activities and lesson plans.
  • Lead Mission: Humane projects for students and animal clubs who want to help animals.
  • Work to get your local universities or your child's schools to join our "Cage-Free Campus" campaign or to add vegetarian options to their menu.
  • Book and sponsor HSUS staff for lectures at schools and universities—contact us if you're interested.

 

Shopping:

  • Apply for the HSUS credit card or open a checking account through Bank of America (The HSUS receives a portion of the net purchases).
  • Shop at Humane Domain—our online store—for pet products, Cause Gear that supports our campaigns and programs, and unique gifts for animal lovers.
  • Purchase pet health insurance from Petplan and receive a 5 percent discount—and with each completed application, Petplan will make a $20 donation to our Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association's Rural Area Veterinary Services program. Use code HSUS20.
  • Purchase or renew your subscriptions at The HSUS Magazine Store for up to 80 percent off newsstand prices, order personal checks through our website, and create custom gifts from Zazzle, including stamps and cards.
  • Shop with other HSUS Corporate Supporters and help animals with every purchase—coffee, flowers, wine, jewelry, skins for electronic devices, and more.
  • When searching or shopping online, use the GoodSearch toolbar; if you shop on eBay, check out what people are selling to benefit us.

Fundraising and Networking:

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