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We’ve been getting some questions lately about how to turn a Facebook feed — like this one, which you can see here — into an animal sanctuary.
That’s actually not a new problem, as the Animal Crossing Wiki has documented the problem for quite some time, and it can be difficult to identify which animals to turn to as a sanctuary.
The Animal Crossing wiki has also posted several different resources for animal rescue sites.
But now, a new project is asking Facebook users to post photos of themselves with an animal, in order to get them featured on the Animal Cruelty Watch Facebook page.
The new site, Animal Cruelity Watch, was founded by a couple in New York City and aims to educate people about animal cruelty on the platform.
“This is a really interesting thing that has been going on for a while, and I think the public should be able to get involved,” says Catia Schulz, one of the founders of the Animal Welfare Watch Facebook group.
“People are talking about the animals that they see in their feed, but the public doesn’t have a real place to go and share it.”
The new Facebook page aims to connect people with animal rescue and rescue groups across the country.
Animal Cruelcy Watch aims to help people find the right group and help them find the best care for their pets.
“We want to help the public get the right animal-friendly care for the animals they love,” Schulz says.
“If we can’t get people to join the group, we want to be able help them out.”
Schulz and her husband, Jason, have been volunteering at shelters around the country for the last two years.
They love helping out.
“The idea was really to connect those groups,” Schutz says.
Schulz is also one of many animal welfare activists in the United States, but she says the Animal Justice movement is growing rapidly.
“What is really cool about Animal Justice is that we are so close to getting the law changed,” she says.
A recent article in The Washington Post noted that the number of reported cases of pet abuse across the United State has risen dramatically.
But Schulz sees the issue in a more holistic way.
“When we started Animal Justice, we were really looking for a solution that would make a big difference in the lives of people,” she explains.
“It wasn’t just animal cruelty.
We were trying to get to the root of the problem, which is that people don’t really care.”
Schutz is not alone in this idea.
In fact, animal welfare groups are already looking to Facebook for help.
“A lot of these organizations have seen an increase in the number and number of animals being abused,” says Heather Reichert, the director of the nonprofit organization Animal Justice.
“And that has created a real need for more outreach and more public education.”
The problem is that most of these shelters have been founded and run by animal rights activists, and the public isn’t even sure how to respond to their cruelty.
The only way to help is to find the people that care about animals and get them involved, says Schulz.
That may sound like a tall order, but it is possible.
Schutz has seen that with Animal Cruelness Watch.
“Some of the animals have really gone through incredible hardship,” she recalls.
“But the group that they work for is actually pretty good at handling these animals.
We just had a guy come in that is an incredible animal trainer.
He’s very knowledgeable and very dedicated.”