A shelter is not a sign of progressive animal welfare – Friendicoes

A shelter is not a sign of progressive animal welfare

A country’s moral progression and glory can be defined by how well its animals are treated. We are oblivious to the cries of animal victims because of their anonymity!

Pet abandonment has long-lasting effects on the animals involved as well as the surrounding neighbourhood. When left outside, abandoned dogs and cats, and other old animals are not only left to fend for themselves and risk suffering from hunger, dehydration, injury, and infections; but they are also scared and perplexed since their guardian has abandoned them alone in a strange location.


An animal shelter or dumping ground?

Being an animal shelter has its own share of costs. Even though our goal is to assist every frightened animal we come across, the reality is that although the number of animals we take care of grows every day, our space and funding are both perennially inadequate.

Each day, we find animals left at our doors, unwanted, aging, ill, disoriented, hostile, or troubled. Aside from lost and abandoned animals, the shelter also receives sick homeless animals, an odd bird, and anxious monkeys. Friendicoes are constantly bursting at the seams with more animals than there is space for, serving as both a shelter and a medical facility.

Our shelter staff frequently has an underappreciated job while juggling having enough space to hold all the animals, and developing our own programs that encourage people to be responsible and spay and neuter their animals. And the responsibility doesn’t end there; we also try to persuade people to look in animal shelters first when looking for a specific family pet by organizing pet adoptions.


Animal Rescue and more!

  • Pets frequently become loose and wander.  Each month, animal shelters help reconnect scores of wounded and lost pets with their owners. Shelters like us are crucial in restoring these familial ties and easing a lot of the potential anguish for families.
  • The presence of animal shelters and rescue groups has promoted numerous loving ties between people and animals as well as animal coexistence. Animals waiting for a loving home to adopt them have made lifelong best pals through inexpensive adoption.
  • We’ve also been leading neighbourhoods in our attempts to stop the flood of unwanted dogs and cats with our active spay and neuter campaigns, awareness initiatives, in-house workshops, collaborations with veterinarians, and more.
  • As advocates for healthy animals, animal shelters contribute to both the management of the pet population and the improvement of public health.

Despite our best efforts, animal shelters are only a temporary haven for stray animals until they can find a new home. This helps keep stray animals off the streets and prevents the spread of any possible animal diseases. And to continue our initiatives for animal welfare, all of our financial support comes from the public’s kind donations.


Their lives matter. #supportyourlocalshelter.

Everything in our society is a temporary possession, but we need to understand that animals aren’t inanimate objects. Rehoming is the best option for the welfare of the animals—not keeping them in a shelter!

  • Adoption is the most significant way you can assist.
  • Foster the animals instead of adopting!
  • If you can’t foster, sponsor.
  • If funding isn’t for you, try volunteering instead.
  • And if you are unable to participate, consider giving the animals or spreading the word instead!


Here are some more ways you can help our furry friends:

  1. Since we constantly operate on a shoestring budget, we could always use more money to care for more animals in a better way. In most circumstances, you can donate online or with cash, check, or both.
  2. Food & water bowls and nursing bottles are a blessing to provide nourishment for all the hungry animals and the little ones we house.
  3. If you have any old mats, beds, or pads lying around your house, donate them rather than throwing them away.
  4. All animals like playing with toys, so consider donating any extra or brand-new ones to help keep the homeless cats and dogs amused. Donate toys that can be cleaned up with a quick disinfectant wipe down or that can withstand repeated washing.
  5. Food costs make up the largest portion of any shelter’s budget, especially if there are numerous animals there. You can also donate pet food or treats to make a difference; but please make sure that none of the food has expired, gone bad, or been recalled. You can give other items besides pet food, such as peanut butter, canned tuna, hot dogs, fresh vegetables, etc.