Part of our continuing series for the ThriftyRambler Kindness Project.
A great way to cultivate kindness is to volunteer to help others.
Finding the best opportunity to volunteer can sometimes be a challenge, especially for the very young. But a young age is the exact time to begin volunteering. By starting out at as a youngster, kids learn all through their lives that helping others is something you do. It can become a habit that they won’t want to break.
So we’ve been looking for a chance for our young Bluey to get involved in something he cares about in his community, and that can make a meaningful difference in the world.
We found just the thing by transporting kittens for Darling Pet Rescue.
It’s no secret that Bluey loves animals– especially cats, so helping transport them was a perfect fit.
Darling Pet Rescue (DPR) is a no-kill animal rescue group that finds homes for animals in need. DPR offers shelter and foster homes for animals until a permanent home can be found. But the logistics of taking care of the animals can be quite daunting. All DPR rescues receive top-quality veterinary care, and frequently need to be moved from the vet clinic to various pet stores that display the animals to expose them to good homes. If animals at the viewing stores get ill, or need additional care, then they need to go back to the vet clinic.
Moving critters from place to place is where Bluey comes into the scene. We (along with several other dedicated volunteers) offer the rides to or from the clinic. Our Bluey loves going on a kitty mission, and offers his sweet loving words to the cats while they are in car carriers next to him. He comforts, calms and reassures them during their trip, and helps them settle at their destination.
Bluey’s volunteer work also ties into his school projects. He his learning a lot about animal health and care, and this knowledge is reinforced every time Bluey helps out.
Bluey looks forward to assisting DPR and he knows that with each trip, he is helping an animal find a new family- just like our cats and dog settled down with us!
Although it took us a while to find the right fit, we are so happy that Bluey gets to help out his friends and neighbors in a way that really matters to him.