In our lives, there will sometimes come a time when we realize that our day to day schedule has become monotonous and uninteresting, leaving us feeling unmotivated or dare we say, purposeless to some degree. The good news is, the world is full of wonders and it’s simply up to you to get out there and start doing something meaningful; supporting a cause that you believe in.
Many people ask me how and why I got into animal rescue relay transport. It may seem like a lot of time and effort are spent trying to organize the rescue transport, drive or fly when the day arrives, and then, of course, cleaning up and prepping for the next one. But what they fail to realize is that the simple act of saving animals through pet transport can change your life for the better.
How Are You Spending Your Free Time?
Let’s review the typical way most people spend their weeks. They go to their day job, come home, eat dinner, maybe play with the kids or take the dog for a walk and like then they sit down with a drink or a glass of wine, and watch the TV until they dose off.
The same thing happens the next day. When the weekend comes, they sleep in, make a weekend breakfast of pancakes or maybe an egg casserole, and then take the kids to soccer practice or t-ball games, where they stand around with the other parents on the sidelines before heading home to plop back down on the couch.
In short, their lives are wasting away with no purpose and more people are having heart attacks than ever before due to their over-stressed lives and lack of exercise.
How Will Animal Transport Change Your Life?
1. You’ll become an addict
When you take on the role of animal rescue volunteer transporter, things will take a turn for the better. For starters, you’ll have something to look forward to each weekend. You’ll feel amazing knowing that you’re helping voiceless creatures get a second shot at life and playing a role in saving animals across the country. Trust us, once you get started, it becomes an addiction really quickly. But, it’s the best kind of addiction, and definitely one that you can proudly shout from the rooftops.
2. You’ll meet likeminded people
As an animal rescue volunteer transporter, you get an opportunity to connect with new, passionate, animal-loving people as you work out your route and hand-off points. Along the way, you’ll be able to build relationships and maybe even lifelong friendships with awesome volunteers who will support you in your journey and become great resources for you in the future.
3. Life becomes more satisfying
If you’re tired of doing the same things every single day and want to add a bit of adventure into your life, then getting involved in animal rescue is one of the best options. Not only do you get to meet different people and spend some time with lots of adorable fur babies, but you also go home with a full and satisfied heart, knowing that you helped save lives that day.
When you coordinate a transport or sign up for a leg, you’ll often find yourself going to bed a little early the night before, knowing that you have an important day ahead and a vital role to play. Everyone is depending on you so you need to be well-rested and ready to go.
4. You can bring your family along
Rescue relay transports are also great opportunities to bond with your family and friends. Not only does it allow you to share your passion for animals with the important people in your life, but also lead by example and teach your children compassion and kindness towards animals. Plus, you never know when you might need an extra pair of hands, so having your own set of volunteers isn’t a bad idea. And based on our experience, finding someone to help transport (and maybe pet and hug and cuddle) adorable animals is never a challenge!