“Together we stand, divided we fall” is one of the most famous Pink Floyd lyrics and yet applies so much when it comes to stray animals’ protection.¬†People prove everyday how powerful they become when working together.

Animal welfare groups operating independently to their city/ municipality succeed great achievements but this assumption does not work vice versa. Cities need the expertise and the passion of animal rescue groups.

How to engage animal rescue group collaborate with the municipality:

  1. Invite your local animal rescue groups to the city hall and give them the time to share their expertise on stray animals’ management; be open and listen to their proposals;
  2. Prepare a list of issues that your city needs help in order to design concrete animal welfare policies; reach them out to your local volunteers.
  3. Set up regular meetings on a quarter basis;
  4. Run adoption campaigns within the city’s social media accounts;
  5. Make the city more animal friendly but installing food and water bowls for the stray animals.
  6. Provide them with equipment when necessary;
  7. Appoint a council member that really cares to handle the stray animals’ management.