One easy way is to raise awareness about the importance of rescues, shelters, sanctuaries and pet adoption (adopt, don't shop!). Check out these wonderful pet rescues to learn more, just a few local examples:
Toronto Animal Services
North Toronto Cat Rescue in particular could use your help. From their website:
Over 150 cats face a bleak and uncertain future without your support!If we do not reach our Phase 1 target, there will be no Phase 2! PLEASE HELP!NTCR was established by Donna Cox, whose ambition was to take vulnerable cats off the street and bring them in to a secure environment, where they live in complete safety until they find their permanent home. In 2008 NTCR moved in to its current shelter location, and approximately 160 cats are living at the shelter today, away from the horrors of the street and the harsh lives they previously led. Over the years, more than 2,400 cats have benefitted from the services of NTCR and are now living the lives they deserve as part of a loving family. However, the future of the current cats, and others like them who still need to be rescued from the streets, are uncertain due to the planned demolition of the shelter at the end of 2016 to make way for property development.NTCR needs your help to ensure these cats remain safe and secure. They need to find a new shelter location, and need to do it fast!
Click HERE to donate to their gofundme campaign.