One reason volunteering is so successful is because it lessens the difficulty of a single person trying to do all of the necessary work. With a network of volunteers, the work is shared among many people who care about our breed and who want to be involved and make a difference. When a person is asked about volunteering, they may think about how busy they are in their own lives. Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue certainly understands that, but we also feel that it is a matter of setting priorities, adjusting a busy schedule, and then asking the all important question; “Even if I can’t do a lot, what can I do?” It brings to mind the old saying:
I am only one person, I can’t do everything.
I am only one person, I can do something.
Volunteering with ASTR can mean; telephone calls to your local shelter(s) to inquire on Scottie relinquishments; searching online through Petfinder, Craigslist, etc., for a Scot in need; helping with a home visit; transporting a rescue for a Vet appointment; volunteering to walk a Scottie; or helping with a grooming of a Scottie. These are just a few ways in which you could help and make a difference in the life of a Scottie.
Leaving ASTR brochures and business cards with your Vet, having brochures and cards available when an opportunity shows itself, and simply telling everyone you meet about ASTR and the work we do can very go far in the possible rescue of another Scottie.
If you are interested in volunteering in a general capacity to help Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue, or if you just want more information, please contact ASTR.
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