While individual adoptions save one animal at a time, having the proper medical equipment can save the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals in need of care all over the world. The Wags & Menace Make a Difference Foundation allocates funds for medical equipment to and animal rescue organizations allowing them to perform life-saving surgeries and offer extensive medical support.
Some types of equipment are warm and fuzzy: stuffed “heartbeat bears” to soothe and comfort wounded or orphaned animals. “These are similar to the ones given to children in hospitals and perform the same therapeutic function,” Cindy Lee says. “Beavers, for example, are very emotional and can die from depression after being orphaned. The heartbeat bears help to alleviate their—and other animals’—suffering.” To donate visit our How To Help page.