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Happy Earth Day from the Houston SPCA

Happy Earth Day everyone!

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On this day of celebrating our wonderful planet, we are here to share ways you can help out when it comes to your pets. You may not know just how much you can help our Mother Earth by making very small changes in your pet’s daily routine.

Here are a few ways you can make a big difference:

1. Change up those poop bags!

Switching from plastic poop bags that can sit in a landfill for hundreds of years to a biodegradable poop bag will help the Earth for generations to come. Don’t worry – you will not get anything on your hands! They are just as strong as the plastic ones.

2. While we are on the topic of poo – pick it up!

If you aren’t already picking up your dog’s poop, you may be contributing to soil and groundwater pollution – not to mention the spread of disease! Picking up your dog’s poop is a must and will help your community and the planet stay cleaner!

3. Planning on grooming your pet?

If you plan on doing some springtime de-furminating, why not do it in your backyard? The fur that flies away is an excellent resource for birds and squirrels to use in their nests.

4. Recycling at its finest – DIY pet toys!

Making toys for your pets at home using items you already have is such a fun and creative way to recycle. Look at these awesome DIY toys you can make for your dogs, cats, and small mammals!

Your cat won't be able to resist this toy made out of a sock! ~~~~A must have cat toy!! I now sell in my Etsy shop.~~~~ Veronica

DIY Rabbit Toy Ideas | Bunny Approved

5. The most noble form of ‘recycling’ – ADOPTION!

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If you are looking to add to your family, adopt, don’t shop! There are many animals that need a second chance at life at your local animal shelter. You never know, you might find your next nature hike partner at an animal shelter near you!

So on this Earth Day, get outside and start making a difference! We know you can!


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