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In our yearly charitable giving, my family always includes at least one animal care organisation. This year our focus has been on helping Guide Dogs Queensland.

I was surprised the other day when a work colleague made an off-hand remark that they wouldn't donate to animal charities when there are so many people in need.

I don't see donating to help people and animals as being mutually exclusive. I think you can do both.

But when the family budget is stretched- do you donate to animal charities? If so, which ones? And is it better to give money, time, materials (i.e. old towels, food, etc)?

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I volunteer for numerous animal rescue agencies that all run as charities or non-profit societies. Giving money is not in the cards for me right now, but I have time that I can give. Right now, my wife and I are fostering for a local rescue and we have one diabetic cat, a 12 week old puppy and 4 year old chihuahua. In my experience, most animal charities are happy for any help that is given, it doesn't matter if it's money, time or materials, it all gets put to good use.
Sometimes giving money isn't an option, but our local shelters all use newspaper, gently worn blankets, towels and sheets. They also accept toys and leashes in good condition.
I've sponsored dogs at Dogs' Trust for many years.
I've always donated to the RSPCA and animal charities alike- after all they can't very well go out and fund raise for themselves!
by Gwen
I must admit, I give more to animal charities, than to human charities, Probably in the proportion 3:1. I'm leaving a bequeath in my Will to animal charities as I think animals are more hard done by... It's not their fault they're in that situation. I wish I could adopt them all. When my mother passed away, I filled 5 garbage bags of towels, washers and sheets and donated them to one of the animal homes. They were very grateful.
I think I give more to animal charities than to Human ones.
I give quite regularly normally, but right at this moment have not given for several months at least as my own animals are costing me too much
by Finy
I donate to several Animal Charities. In fact, I will be leaving most of my Estate when the time comes to Animal Charities... I mainly give to the ones where I have adopted dogs like RSPCA and Animal Welfare League. I also give to WSPA, Guide Dogs, Assistance Dogs Australia or any charity where humans can benefit from them...

I always donate to the animal shelters where I bought my dogs from. I also donate to WSPA and IFAW both international funds to help free animals and send them to safe parklands and enclosures. I have also made provision in my will for same.
Yes I contribute when I can.

No but would like to when money isn't as much of any issue as it is now.
If I had money I would love to contribute to some of the smaller animal charities in our local area that work so hard! I really do respect these men and women.
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