#ygkChallenge: Make a Difference for an Animal

Humane Society, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Volunteer at the Humane Society.  There are lots of ways to make a difference in the lives of the far too many animals who are waiting to find their forever home at the Kingston Humane Society.  Volunteers have the option of walking dogs, cuddling cats, driving animals to the vet, assisting with administrative tasks in the office or giving their time to various fundraising and adoption events.  The Humane Society also runs a fostering program in which volunteers take animals that need a little extra care, such as pregnant cats (and eventually their kittens!), under-socialized dogs, and orphaned animals.  Fostering an animal can be a great teaching opportunity for parents and it goes a long way to help reduce pressure on the Humane Society.  Not enough time to give?  Or maybe you’re like me and can’t handle visiting these furry little guys (I would take them all home with me!)  Fear not, the Humane Society gratefully accepts donations of blankets, towels, litter and, of course, money.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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