It’s actually easy being green–here are 5 things you can do to make the world a better place for animals (and people too!):
Adopt from a shelter
Adopting an animal from a shelter is one of the best ways to make sure you are reusing a valuable resource.
Spay or neuter your pet
Once you adopt a pet, it is important to spay or neuter him to reduce the chance of his offspring ending up on the streets or back at the shelter. It also helps dogs, cats, and rabbits live longer, healthier lives by reducing the risk for ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and prostate disease.
Use biodegradable poop bags
While most responsible pet parents rely on grocery bags and other plastic doody receptacles for your furry one's fecal matter, there are other more eco-friendly options to consider. Biodegradable poop bags are sold at most pet stores around the country and provide walkers with an easy way to scoop the poop while also being green-friendly.
Plant a tree in honor of your pet
A tree can serve as a permanent, growing memorial to your favorite furry companion, while also adding to the landscape, providing a suitable home or shelter for wildlife, and benefiting the environment. There are nationwide companies, such as TreeGivers, which will plant a tree for you and provide a certificate of planting, sympathy letter, and handwritten message card.
Accidents and Odors
If your pet has had an accident, scrub the area with club soda as soon as possible and let it dry. Then sprinkle the area with baking soda and let it stand to help control odors. After an hour or so, vacuum the rug thoroughly.