Our colonies are located in Manassas and Prince William County. We feed colonies every day. When new pets are found, we provide medical care. The initial veterinary care required for an injured animal can be anywhere from $300 to $1,300 or more, depending on the needs of the animal.
Did you know that helping homeless, injured, or neglected pets helps to improve our humanness and boosts our happiness ?
How can helping animals boost my happiness?
When you look at the functional MRIs of people who gave to various charities, scientists have found that giving stimulates the mesolimbic pathway, which is the reward center in the brain — releasing endorphins and creating what is known as the “helper's high.” And like other highs, this one is addictive, too. That warm and fuzzy feeling you get from helping others is actually good for you.
Studies show that giving can actually boost your physical and mental health. Health benefits associated with giving can include:
· Lower Blood Pressure
· Increased Self Esteem
· Less Depression
· Lower Stress Levels
· Longer Life
· Greater Happiness and Satisfaction
Many studies have shown that generosity does make us happier and confirmed this by highlighting the brain regions involved.
Help because it provides you health related benefits but also to show others that there is something good in you. Being kind, and giving shows you are good!
As compassionate people, we understand that even a small act of kindness can improve our wellbeing. We do it out of love, consciousness, empathy or simply because it is the right thing to do. But have we thought about how being kind is also good for our souls?
Helping animals improves our humanness and boosts our happiness. It also helps us heal from trauma and depression.
Animals teach us unconditional, selfless love and they comfort us. They wait for us when we’re gone for hours or days at a time. They keep us company. They forgive us. By giving back to our own pets, to stray animals on the street or to those we will never meet, we’re practicing a kind of love that expects nothing in return; one that has no personal gain or interest. The only motivation is to give freely. What a great feeling!