I have written the following sentence, but I feel that it's too long, especially the number of the word "animal" is too many. What's your idea about this? If so, please suggest me how to make it more academic and more concise.
It is worth mentioning that, I have never ignored participating in extra-curricular activities. In my point of view, animals are our friends and deserve our compassion; Therefore, I joined an animal protection agency as an animal supporter activist to help build an animal-friendly environment by donating money to the charity and feeding unsheltered animals.