Don't say you love animals if you're only talking about puppies and kittens. If the mistreatment of pets alone horrifies you, you don't love animals; you love pets. Real animal lovers don't eat meat. For some, the thought of going vegan seems impossible, to those people I recommend an 85% vegan diet. Cut out meat and dairy, for sure. That's not doing anyone any good. Not you, the animals, or the environment.
Eat wild caught fish and cage free eggs sparingly and learn to cook for yourself! You'll find that you enjoy food more often than ever. If you need help in that department check out my cooking show on YouTube, The Vegan Gypsy. I share step by step instructions on some of my favorite vegan dishes.