As former animal rescue volunteer Leah Rachel Fischer knows, every animal deserves the opportunity to live a life free of abuse and neglect. As someone who has completed two separate stints as volunteer at the Hop-A-Long rescue organization, Fischer understands the role every individual can play not only in preventing animal cruelty, but for ensuring a better, happier life for animals throughout the country.
No matter who you are, there are many small steps you can take to help prevent the onset or continuance of animal cruelty. These include:
Reporting the abuse of animals wherever you see it.
Teaching your children to respect and be kind to animals.
Volunteering (when possible) with local animal care and rescue organizations in your local community.
Advocating and supporting legislation that promotes animal kindness and care.
Leah Fischer was a devoted volunteer at the California-based Hop-A-Long organization from 2005 to 2007, and in 2011.