Let’s see a show of hands … how many of you lead a very full life and struggle every day to balance work, family, friends, activities, and hope to carve out a little down-time for yourself? How many of you love animals and wish you could find a way to get involved or, if you are involved, to do a little bit more but cannot fathom adding more to your busy schedule? I am certainly raising my hands on both of those. And even though it seems like every aspect of my life involves helping animals in some way, there’s always one more animal to help and more to do, right?

So, how can you maintain balance and sanity in your world and fulfill your heart’s longing to do more for animals? The answers can be surprisingly simple. Here are just a few simple things that you can do each day or even just once a week to make an impact:

For more ideas, have you grabbed a copy of my book Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets? It is chocked full of ideas and raising awareness of how we can all get involved.

I always love to hear of other simple ways that we can get more people involved to help animals, so please post some of your ideas so that we can all benefit.