Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets

By Allie Phillips

Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets PDF. Do you love cats, dogs and other pets? Do you want to do more to help protect and advocate for these pets, but don’t know where to start? Defending the Defenseless is for anyone who wants to join a growing crusade to bring animal protection to its rightful place in a civilized society, to protect animals from harm inflicted by humans, and allow them to live happily in an environment that appreciates their unique qualities. Regardless of career or lifestyle, anyone can become an advocate for pets in a growing movement to defend the defenseless. This book guides readers through the variety of ways they can help companion animals and offers practical tips to get involved, from donating money to volunteering at animal shelters, from opposing animal experimentation to raising children to protect animals. Defending the Defenseless is perfect for anyone who loves animals and is seeking guidance on how to get involved.

Table of Contents
Animal welfare and animal rights: where do you stand?
Becoming an animal advocate: where to start
Staying strong and resilient: overcoming conflict and compassion fatigue
Humane education: kids helping animals
Advocating for shelter animals: ending outdated and questionable shelter practices
Models for thriving animal organizations: saving more lives through innovation
Saving a life: transporting shelter animals
Preventing cruelty and neglect of animals
Protecting feral cats
Animal emergency preparedness: disaster response, search and rescue
Attorneys advocating for animals
Lobbying for animals
Using your words to benefit animals
Communicating with and healing animals
Keeping people and pets together: everyone can help
Conclusion: welcome to the journey

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