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Friday, 17 August 2018

25 Ways One Person Can Make A Difference
  1. Know who your local animal control officer is and let him/her be the eyes and ears for you on animal issues in your community. Request that your town support your ACO by providing the resources he/she needs to enforce the animal welfare laws.

  2. Volunteer at your local animal shelter

  3. Write letters to your State Representative and Senator asking them to support animal protection legislation

  4. Become a member of MFOA

  5. Use the tax return check-off to support the state spay / neuter program

  6. Write a letter to the editor in your local daily and weekly newspaper

  7. Volunteer time at the MFOA office

  8. Set up an MFOA informational table / booth at a local function, event or fair

  9. Report a "dog chained for life" to the town ACO and to MFOA for follow-up action

  10. Live and shop with compassion; teach others empathy for animals

  11. Report animal cruelty to ACO, the state Animal Welfare Program and MFOA; take photos and dates

  12. Know your animal protection adversaries and what they are doing

  13. Donate financially to MFOA

  14. Educate yourself on the issues (see website)

  15. Help recruit your local lodging establishments to join the MFOA Pet-Friendly Hotel Certification Program

  16. Become part of our online community and receive MFOA Action Alerts and Updates.

  17. Run for public office (contact MFOA for advice, support and assistance)

  18. Be a fundraiser for MFOA

  19. Join MFOA demonstrations in Maine of circuses with captive wildlife

  20. Feed a feral cat / make a feral cat shelter

  21. Work to help elect an animal-friendly legislator

  22. Make your property wildlife friendly (see MFOA's Living with Wildlife Series)

  23. Adopt a pet from your local shelter, advise others not to buy from kennels, pet stores and ‘backyard breeders'

  24. Become a vegetarian

  25. Host a MFOA fundraising party and/or find a large donor who has animal empathy

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