There's Nothing I Can Do To Help Them
Even one dollar can help. One dollar every now and then can help make a difference in an animals life. Skip that ice cream cone, skip that coke, skip something and donate a dollar.
Need to clean some stuff out of your house? Gather it all up and hold a yard sale. Donate the proceeds to a rescue or shelter, or one you may see online needing some help.
Check with local shelters and rescues, see if they have annual yard sales, donate your stuff to them.
Hang onto the items and donate them to the CB when they have auctions for members of the CB.
Save your change and donate it at the end of they year. Don't want to donate all that change? Donate the pennies only, or the nickels only. Everything helps!
Donate old towels, blankets, gently used toys to rescues and shelters. They can always use them.
Make a monthly, bi-monthly, every 6 month, or annual donation of food/litter to a local rescue or shelter.
Check wish lists that rescues and shelters have and see if you can donate something from that list.
Volunteer your time to a local shelter or rescue. Go walk the dogs or play with the cats.
Petsmart and Petco both have animals up for adoption. Volunteer to go in and clean cages, play with the animals up for adoption.
Click on daily websites:
The Animal Rescue Site
These websites donate food for every click. Make use of it.
Is there an animal food drive going on somewhere in your area? Volunteer to help out.
Maintain or help maintain a feral colony. This means help with TNR and feed the colonies on a regular basis. Get to know the cats of the colony, watch for any that need medical attention, or any newcomers that may have babies or need spayed/neutered.
Build shelters for the ferals to use. Either use them for your own colony or talk to a rescue that sells them to the public and help build them for that reason.
You know those walks people do for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses? They do walks for animals too. Sign up for one. Get people to sponsor you, just like you do for the human walks.
Want to help out wild animals? Volunteer to clean up a stretch of highway. The less trash they have to pick thru along the highways and streets, the less likely they are to be clipped by traffic or killed by traffic. This helps birds as well because with no trash, no rodents are going thru it, so they have no reason to go near these places. I just visited the local aviary here and we have 2 Golden Eagles and a Bald Eagle who have injured wings because of this happening.
Hang bird feeders, especially in the Winter.
These are just a few things that Meowm though of off hte top of her head and from a simple search on the internet.
WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING TO HELP. It may not be a big thing, but little things help as well. You just have to want to help, rather than sit back and let others do the job.
Have any suggestions that I missed? Feel free to share them in the comments.