There are so many ways we can all help animals have better lives.  One, of course, is to adopt a forgotten pet.  This is not to be taken lightly.  Please read When and Why To Adopt before attempting this.  Another is to donate to no-kill shelters so they can remain in business and have food and supplies necessary for their charges.  If you see animals in kill shelters, act fast to find them a space in a no-kill shelter.  They do not have but a very few days – sometimes as little as two or three – before they will be killed.  Urge friends and relatives to join in the fight to save these lost pets.  Do not turn your back when you see animals mistreated – report abuse to authorities.  Have your own pets spayed and neutered.  It makes their lives simpler and avoids the possibility of unwanted litters.