As winter approaches, many of us are looking forward to the holidays and the joys of the season. But for our four-legged friends, the cold weather can be a challenge. To help keep our canine companions safe and warm this winter, many animal shelters and rescue organizations are encouraging pet owners to turn on their porch lights for dogs.
The “Lights On For Dogs” campaign was started by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in 2017. The goal of the campaign is to help reduce the number of homeless dogs that are left out in the cold during the winter months. By turning on porch lights, pet owners can provide a safe and warm place for homeless dogs to seek shelter.
The campaign is simple: turn on your porch light and leave it on all night. This will provide a beacon of light for homeless dogs that may be looking for a place to stay warm. The light will also help to deter potential predators from entering your yard.
In addition to turning on your porch light, there are other ways to help homeless dogs this winter. Consider donating to your local animal shelter or rescue organization. These organizations are often in need of supplies such as food, blankets, and toys. You can also volunteer your time to help care for homeless animals.
By taking part in the “Lights On For Dogs” campaign, you can help make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs this winter. So, don’t forget to turn on your porch light and help keep our four-legged friends safe and warm this season.