10 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Animals

A new year calls for new beginnings and, of course, new year’s resolutions.

Helping animals is an easy and rewarding way to give back in 2023. And the great news is that there are so many ways you can easily make a difference for animals. If you care about animals, you can get involved in a way that fits your schedule, lifestyle, and interests.

Here are 10 ways you can have a positive impact for the animals in the new year:

  1. Volunteer Your Time: Share your love for animals by volunteering at your local shelter or rescue. We are currently recruiting volunteers to help with dog enrichment, community programs, and administrative support.
  2. Spread the Word on Social: Follow your local shelter or rescue on social media. Help adoptable pets find new homes by sharing their photos and videos on your feed. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok at @pasadenahumane.
  3. Get Crafty with Service Projects: Assemble homemade beds, toys and more for the animals in our care. A complete list of items needed can be found here. Plus, donated items are eligible for service hours.
  4. Consider a Career with Animals: Working to help animals is a great way to live your passion. We are hiring for a variety of positions, including health technicians, licensing canvassers, and a humane education coordinator.
  5. Donate Towels and Blankets: When it’s time to empty out the linen closet, think of shelter pets in need of cozy bedding. Shelters can always use towels and blankets, as well as pet food, bowls, training pads and office supplies.
  6. Attend a Fundraiser for the Animals: Have fun while raising money to help animals in need. Registration for our 25th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run is now open. The big event will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl.
  7. Match Your Gifts: Corporate matching gift programs are an easy and simple way to double your support for the animals! Check the corporate giving page to see if your employer will match your donation.
  8. Help Community Cats: If you’ve spotted cats in your neighborhood, we can help. Our trap-neuter-return-monitor program offers a humane and effective way to care for cats in the community.
  9. Learn about animal care: We offer year-round learning opportunities for animal lovers of all ages. Sign up for a training class with your dog or enroll your child in one of our Humane Education programs.
  10. Peacefully Co-Exist with Wildlife: Advocate for your wild neighbors by learning how to live alongside local wildlife peacefully and safely. For help with orphaned, ill or injured wildlife, text our Wildlife Helpline at 626.344.1129.

No matter how large or how small, every act of kindness towards the animals goes a long way to creating a more humane community for all.