Adoption isn't the only way to rescue an animal.
Houston resident Randy Hartley saw a news story about The Humane Society of Brazoria County, a no-kill animal shelter in Houston, that was set to shut down after running out of money.
He decided he wanted to do whatever he could to help these animals, many of them sick, from being unnecessarily put down. He gave the shelter $2,000 to be spent on veterinary care for animals that could potentially be adopted. He also issued a challenge to the public to raise another $1,000, which he plans to match.
"I want to give back," Hartley told KHOU 11 News. "I want to help out the community. I want to do that because it makes me feel really good and it's my time to do it."
Harley's generosity has inspired others to do what they can for the animals at the shelter. Volunteers have showed up at the shelter to help clean kennels and feed and play with the animals before they're sent to rescue groups and foster families.
This isn't the first time the Texan man has gone out of his way to give back. He was featured on KHOU 11 back in September, when he gave $5,000 to the McGrew family to help pay for funeral arrangements for Christopher McGrew, 36, who was gunned down in a Subway restaurant.
If you'd like to donate to help the Human Society of Brazoria County, head here. They also need plenty of volunteers, so if you're in the area, stop on by to help clean, feed the animals, or even answer phones.