I'm passionate about contributing to certain charitable organizations. I don't have the time I used to but I can always give of my finances. In my opinion, everyone can give something to a charity, even if it's just one dollar. In 2015, I was able to donate over $6000 to local and national shelters, missions, food banks, animal shelters and animal rescues. I wish I had more to give.
I also volunteer my time with multiple animal rescues.
I've transported surrendered Westies as well as fostered stray or surrendered Westies who are waiting for a forever home. The best part of rescue work is transporting dogs to their new lives. On some level the dogs know you are helping them to a better place. It's amazing to see their demeanor and anticipation for their destination and their new humans. The animal rescue, adoption and foster movements are the greatest gift to domestic animals. It's an awesome experience to be involved in saving a helpless animal's life.