(Cartoon by Leah G Cartoonist)
Here are a few things that you can do to become a Fauna Fighter:
Do not dump rubbish - animals on land and in water can be painfully impacted by rubbish materials dumped by humans.
Dispose of waste appropriately and make sure it can't blow away and become litter.
Help clean your parks and local areas. Report illegal dumping to your local council. Compost garden and lawn chippings in an enclosed bin to create organic mulch and fertiliser for the garden. Design and plant native and habitat gardens. Contact: The Australian Plant Society (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants) This organisation has district branches all over Australia.
If you find an injured animal contact your local council or RSPCA.
Rather than buying an animal from a pet store, give an animal another chance at life by adopting one at a shelter.
The Lost Dogs Home:
What can you do to help your local charity organisation?
*Organise a fundraising event eg: Casual Friday at your work place where a gold coin donation is requested from your colleagues who dress casually and then the proceeds can be donated to the organisation on behalf of your company.
*Become a Regular Giver, where an amount of your choice is donated to us monthly via either Credit Card or Direct Debit.
*Contact the organisation directly in regards to volunteer work that may be available.
*In animal shelters, dogs and cats are always needing more toys to keep them amused – anything simple from toilet paper rolls that the kittens love to bat around, to tennis balls for the dogs to chase.
This is a 'mercy pack' that the Fauna Fighters created for their local no-kill animal shelter. You don't need much money to put together a donation like this: