Volunteering at an Animal Shelter is Therapeutic for Clients
With a focus on being an integral part of their community, staff members and clients at the Best Drug Rehabilitation treatment facility in Manistee, MI are always looking for ways to give back to those who are less fortunate. While they’re typically volunteering to help underprivileged families, they haven’t forgotten about their four-legged friends either. They spend time volunteering at an animal shelter every week.
Nothing is more peaceful and serene than spending time with our four-legged friends along with the joy you bring to them that you realize when playing with or taking them for a walk. Animals love any small bit of attention given to them, and they also show you how grateful they are by their wagging tails and many kisses. Who can’t feel better after spending time with these friends while volunteering at an animal shelter while at the same time improving their quality of life?
Volunteering at an Animal Shelter Touches BDR Clients’ Hearts
Every week, Best Drug Rehabilitation takes 5-10 patients to the Homeward Bound Animal Shelter to help clean the animals’ living areas, bathe the animals, feed them, and spend quality time with them, including taking them for walks. Out of all of their community service events, this one, in particular, has touched the hearts of many Best Drug Rehab clients.
Some BDR Clients Intend to Adopt Pets After Volunteering at an Animal Shelter
Several of our clients have already taken information from the shelter to adopt a pet once they’ve completed their recovery programs. “I love animals, and being able to spend a small part of my day making their lives better, makes mine better,” said one client who regularly attends. “Every animal deserves a loving home, and I’m just glad to be a part of helping them get there.” The love of a pet may even help the client remain sober and in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction!