Shakespeare Animal Fund, a non-profit charity was founded after the loss of a beloved cocker spaniel "Shakespeare". He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pets.
You can be a hero to people in need. Support the efforts of the Shakespeare Animal Fund with your donations of funding and of time.
An Associated Press-Petside.com.poll said half of all American pet owners consider their pets as much a part of the family as any person, and another 36% said the pet is part of the family, just not a full member. One third of pet owners let their animals sleep in bed with them, 19% have bought their pet an outfit, and 43% say their pet has its own style. Another interesting fact, 66% of single women say their pets are like their children, compared to 46% of married women. And single men? Apparently they are also very attached to their pets, but the report said they are apprehensive about discussing just how close, because of fear it will not appear masculine.
Cold weather can be hard on pets. Many owners forget that pets are just as accustomed to the warm shelter of the indoors as the owners themselves.
Unfortunately, some owners will leave their pets out in the cold for extended periods of time, thinking that all pets are adapted to live outdoors when they actually are not. This can place pets in serious danger.