Most Popular Animal Adoptions
Each year Charity-Gifts.org helps people to adopt animals from polar bears and penguins through to elephants and dolphins, by presenting a range of animal adoption programmes through leading charities based in the UK. Adopting an animal is a sustainable and unique gift idea for someone special, while at the same time signalling your wish to invest in and protect the livelihoods of endangered species from all over the world.
Our editorial picks represent some of the most popular animal adoption programmes being run at the moment. Just select from the programmes below to find out more about the organization, and how your donation can make a difference.
7 Reasons Why You Need to Adopt an Animal
When we hear the reference to adopt an animal, most of us think of a lost puppy, an abused dog, a sickly cat, or some other typical abandoned animal. However, animal adoption as presented here refers to much more than just saving the life of an animal. Adopting a single animal can go beyond that to save the lives of people, of many people. And, who wouldn't save people if all it meant was investing a little time and money in an animal or a charity? To adopt an animal means to participate in a greater purpose. Consider the reasons today.
1. Save A Life
Probably the number one reason to adopt any animal, endangered or abandoned, is the opportunity to save a life. Adopting a panda or orangutan or some other endangered animal presents the opportunity to save an animal's life, one that otherwise would not make it. Even going beyond adopting an endangered species, though, adopting perhaps a cow for a village, saves not only one life but many, and still requires only a minimal investment. An adoption such as this offers provisions and sustenance for the life of the animal and for the lives of people. You can save a life.
2. Make A Difference
Tied to saving the life of an animal and the people involved, adoption offers the chance to make a difference. As humans with inborn humanity, we all seek a greater purpose in life. Making the choice to adopt and to preserve life at any level presents the unique opportunity to make a difference not only in one's individual world but in the whole world. Adoption has a global effect, and you can be that effect.
3. See A New World
We often become very shortsighted in our world vision. We only see the immediate, what is around us. However, with virtual adoption, we are given the opportunity to see beyond the world immediately around us to a larger world that needs changing. Adopting an animal in Africa or Asia offers you the opportunity to not only affect the world around you, it also offers you the opportunity to see the world around you.
4. Change The Statistics
Worldwide approximately 500 animals are endangered and 40 are threatened. Since 1600 C.E., over 700 animals have gone extinct. By adopting, you can change these statistics. You can help save a species. You can help one of those 540 different types of animals from becoming a thing of the past.
5. Support A Cause
Animal adoption, whether adopting an endangered species or adopting an animal to provide for a group of people, presents the opportunity to be involved in something larger than ourselves. Animal adoption is a cause supported by a few. By making the choice to adopt an animal, though, you can make adoption a cause supported by many.
6. Leave A Legacy
The choices we make today, inevitably leave a mark on what will become the world of tomorrow. By adopting a virtual pet, you are choosing to leave a legacy,to allow future generations the opportunity to see a world of variety, and to make a difference that lasts.
7. Experience Personal Growth
Making a difference in another life, whether adopting a virtual pet or investing in a village, allows us as individuals to experience something larger than ourselves--a worldwide movement. And, when we experience something so great we cannot help but grow and change ourselves.
Adopting a virtual pet presents the unique opportunity to support an endangered animal, to touch the lives in a faraway village, to change the world. Make the choice to be a part of change. Adopt an animal today.