Do You Use Twitter to Help Animals?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 2:30pm

Okay, I’ll admit it: It took me a little while to warm up to Twitter. But today, I’m a full-fledged tweeting addict. I use Twitter to see what my friends are doing, catch up on breaking news, share updates with my followers…and, most importantly, help animals!

It’s actually super easy to make a difference for animals through Twitter. Here’s how you do it:

  • Follow the ASPCA on Twitter First things first, you have to “follow” us. This simple action will bring you the latest updates in animal cruelty news, stellar pet care tips and some of the cutest adoptable animals in town!
  • Join the conversation!
    Tweet your opinions! Let the online world know how you feel about animals by retweeting ASPCA posts, twitpics and videos! And don’t forget to include hashtags like #adopt and #ASPCA when talking about animals.
  • Inspire Others
    Do you volunteer at your local shelter? Promote spaying and neutering? Boycott the circus? Use Twitter to tell your friends—and ask them to do the same!
  • Retweet! Retweet! Retweet!
    Do you like what you’re reading on Be sure to tweet it out. Get your friends involved in the fight for animals by asking your followers to take action and retweet, too!
  • Give a Tweet!
    Send out a daily tweet dedicated to an adoptable animal every week. It’s a great way to help homeless critters find the forever homes they deserve.

There’s a lot to be done, so let’s get started—join us on Twitter! Can you think of other ways to help animals using this social media tool? Let us know!