300 kilograms of pet food and a sea of love: everything to make the life of homeless animals a little easier and full of care!
Vision and mood
The Goodacity activists bought food for stray animals and distributed it among Chernihiv animal volunteers, who feed the animals.
Step 1. Helping is easy
“We visit those places where homeless dogs or cats gather and feed them,” Ms. Olena, one of Chernihiv animal activists, says.
“The animals already know their “guardians”, so they immediately come running, sometimes they even eat out of our hands”.
“Putting a bowl of water by the house entrance in summer or letting the animal warm up inside in the winter frosts is not at all difficult and does not require a lot of money, but it can save the animal’s life,” Ms. Olena says. “We thank the Goodacity volunteers for the food and the opportunity to find like-minded people at its distributions. It is always easier to feed the animals and help them find new homes and loving owners together”.
“One might say that helping animals is a family matter for us. My husband has a garage, and when stray cats started appearing near this garage, he somehow immediately got attached to them and started feeding them.
No matter how late he came home from work, no matter how tired he was, he always had something for our fluffy friends to eat.
Caring for animals means working without days off, because you cannot tell animals that you are tired today, so they will stay hungry. Although, to be honest, we do not consider ourselves animal volunteers; we are just caring people who want a better life for homeless animals, and who want our world to be a little kinder… It’s an incredible feeling when you manage to save the life of a fluffy friend and give him a new home! My husband was so taken with the cats that he made a special cat door for them in the garage, so that they could enter it freely. In fact, he gave the kitties his garage so that they could find a shelter there and spend the winter in warmth.”
Step 2. Hope for the best
“I was working, I had a good job, so we bought cat food and some meat delicacies to go with gruel for the animals. However, with the start of full-scale military operations I lost my job, and it became much more difficult to help the animals… So, the Goodacity initiative with the distribution of food to those who care about homeless animals is very timely! This is an invaluable help for people who want to help, but, unfortunately, do not always have the opportunity to do so!”
“Me and my husband, we both always have a small package of food with us, just in case, so that none of the animals on our way stay hungry. Children see our example and are growing up sensitive and caring — they feed all the cats and dogs in our district”.
“We sheltered as many as seven cats in our usual city apartment. I won’t say that it is very easy, but it is much more difficult to pass by a homeless kitten that was thrown out to certain death,” the woman says.
“They are alive, they want to eat and drink just like us, they get cold or scared just the same, and feel pain as well… That’s why I can’t just pass by a homeless animal, I do everything to save it. And I’m happy when I succeed!”.
Time to sum it up
Stray animals, their love for life and for people is a great reason to remember that we, humans, also have these good qualities in us. Let’s share our kindness with them, let’s show them at least a little care. They are always happy to see us and meeting us, they wag their tails in a friendly manner or gently purr. They love humans, so let’s love them as well and show it, caring for them!
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Doing good is very simple!
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