Love animals? Provide a temporary (a few days to a few months) home for dogs or cats that need some attention because they are very young or because the shelter has limited space. Call your local shelter to learn more about this rewarding activity, or about opportunities to interact with shelter animals that would love some attention. You might also want to consider donating unopened pet food, litter, towels, water bowls or other equipment your shelter might need

Talk to your child: Why is it fun to spend time with animals? Why is it important to care for animals that don’t have a home?

Book to share: Buddy Unchained by Daisy Bix. Ages 4-8. The story of a dog who was abused before finding himself in a loving home.