Sometimes it's a simple gesture to help an animal rescue, or animal welfare organization that makes the biggest difference. In this case, it was a donation by famous footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Cantinho da Lili shelter in Gouveia in northern Portugal was set for closure but the Madeira native stepped in to help raise funds to keep it open.
Ronaldo donated an autographed jersey which will be auctioned to keep the kennels in business, with it currently finding it difficult to stay afloat due to the expensive treatments undertaken at the centre.
Whether it's volunteering your time, or if you're a superstar athlete and can donate a jersey, we can all contribute in our own way to helping make a difference in the lives of animals.
What a wonderful gesture by Cristiano. Given his global status, I hope he inspires others in Portugal and elsewhere.