On Monday I posted an article about how to start a Neighborhood Watch program. It’s a terrific idea that was shared with us by Anna Nirva, founder of Sunbear Squad, also the person who gives us the tip of the week we post on Mondays.
Anna was offering FREE kits to those that signed up by February 15th, can’t beat free. There was just one little glitch, when people signed up on the site the messages accidentally got deleted. Computers, we’ve all had our share of mishaps. Anyway, for those that did sign up please resubmit your information so that you will get your kit.
A Neighborhood Watch program is just a monthly look (and listen) at all the neighborhood dogs and cats. You get to know them and their families. When you see a problem or potential problem, you take appropriate action to protect animals from harm or even save lives. Eventually, your neighbors learn to regard you as the go-to person for animal questions, which can result in some new and wonderful friendships.
The most common issues involve stray animals and wandering animals owned by neighbors. Because you know all of the neighborhood animals, you know if they are strays or just wanderers, and you can take appropriate action for your neighborhood and municipality. I believe many of our readers are doing this already, informally. Strengthen these efforts by starting a true Neighborhood Watch.
Read about setting up a route, telling your neighbors, telling your shelter leadership, and learning about the signs of abuse and neglect. Then, download Neighborhood Watch tools, print, and post, or you can request a Neighborhood Watch starter kit from Sunbear Squad. These kits are FREE to all Dogster Blog readers who order them through Feb. 15th, unless materials run out sooner. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.
I didn’t mention this in the previous article, but the Neighborhood Watch would be a great thing to share with children. It’s a wonderful way to get them to learn about how animals should be treated and how to interact with them. Order a kit to give to their teacher, what a great way to teach about compassion and responsibility.
Here’s what to do if you want a kit…
I’m so sorry to say that I had a problem receiving the emails. I do hope you won’t mind resubmitting your information. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience!
Here is the link:
For anyone who has a blog it would be greatly appreciated if you share this information. Pass the info on to all the dog lovers in your life, let’s help make animal cruelty a thing of the past.