This Thanksgiving, Give Animals Something to Be Thankful For

November 22, 2016

Ways to Give: Kitten

At this very moment, Americans all around the country are preparing for a Thanksgiving celebration. But while we’re gearing up for a feast, there are thousands of homeless and neglected animals wondering if their next meal will ever come. That’s why the ASPCA is asking you to open your heart to animals this Thanksgiving by giving your time, your space, or your support in any way possible. Here are just a few things you can do to make a difference this holiday season:

Adopt: The greatest gift you can give to an animal in need is the gift of a loving home. If you’re in the New York City area, visit the ASPCA Adoption Center and meet your new best friend, or take advantage of our “Cat Friday” special on November 25, in which all cat adoption fees are waived! If you’re not near NYC, you can use our handy shelter finder tool to find adoptable pets near you.

Send a Gift: There’s no better way to express your love for family, friends and furry companions than with a gift for animals in need. Donating to the ASPCA is a wonderful alternative to standard gift giving, and all gifts come with a customizable card for your recipient. You can chose to send a festive Holiday gift, or make an Honor gift in memory of a friend or loved one.

Start a Holiday Campaign: Warm puppy kisses and whiskers on kittens are a few of our favorite things this season! However you choose to celebrate, you can make this special time of year brighter for animals in need by fundraising with a Team ASPCA Holiday Campaign. From holiday bake sales to fundraising parties, there’s no limit to the way you can spread the spirit of giving, so get started now!

Donate Your Vehicle: It may not be Santa’s sleigh, but your used car, truck, boat or other vehicle can go a long way toward making an animal’s holiday dreams come true. We accept vehicles in any condition, and offer free tow services almost everywhere in the country. Your tax-deductible vehicle donation can change a life, so don’t wait: Learn more here.

Win Free Meals: There’s one easy way to give back to your local shelter without leaving your computer! Enter your favorite shelter in our Feed a Shelter contest with Freekibble. One shelter will win 10,000 free meals of Halo pet food. Tell us about the great work your shelter does here.

Take Part in Giving Tuesday: The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as Giving Tuesday. It is a global day of giving fueled by people who want to support the causes that matter most—like ending animal cruelty. You can help us save more animals’ lives by making an early Giving Tuesday gift right now!