It's so, so, so important--for the world and for your own money flow.
Some ideas for you...
Best Friends has an incredible sanctuary in Utah and they work tirelessly to bring an end to homeless pets. They are one of my very favorite charities and I loved volunteering with NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles.
Janet, who runs Angel's Heart, goes into shelters and rescues dogs, often paying costly medical bills out of her own pocket. She is a freaking angel. I got my Bellatrix from Angel's Heart after a long talk with Janet. Here my girl B loving on my. mom.