Are you an Animal Defender?
Do you know what being a defender means?
A defender is someone who guards, protects or supports something; if you are an animal defender it means you will support, guard and protect animals. Now defending animals is a wonderful thing, especially if it is a wild animal in Africa or perhaps Alaska, BUT defending animals right in your own home country is something everyone should start doing, especially the animals right in your home back yard – or your neighbours home and back yard.
How would you defend an animal?
Firstly you would defend the animal by being kind to it. If it is a horse or donkey, a pig or chicken you would see that there is water and food for it. If it is a dog or a cat and these are animals in your own house, you would not only see that there is food and water available at all times, but you would also give this animal a lot of love. You can give the animal love by patting them, brushing their coats and seeing to it they have a clean place to sleep.
If you have a dog you should also see that it has enough space in the garden and that it is properly fenced in, so it can run around and not be tied up. No animal should be tied up all day and all night. IF they have to be for a short time, you should see that the collar is not too tight.
All these kind and loving things are wonderful for the animal you are defending, BUT there are a few more things you can do for the animal and that is see that it gets a regular check-up at the Vet. Now this can cost money, but not everyone has a lot of money to spend on their pets, so the foundation called Animal Defenders has come up with a wonderful plan. They are saying you can take your pet to them and a Vet will look at your pet for very little money – less than if you go to them in their animal hospital.
Look at the notice on this page and see if it is your district that can go to the Community Centre in Belvedere on October 4. Take the opportunity and be an Animal Defender by looking after your pet and taking it along to the centre.
Don't worry of you are not on the list this time, very soon all districts will have a chance to participate with Animal Defenders SXM.