Raising money for the animal shelter

Malbri

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Jan 10, 2008
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The local animal shelter has had an outbreak of ringworm! All their funds plus maybe more that were supposed to be used to build a new building(which they desperatly need) are now going into treating the animals. We need your unique fundraising ideas! We've done dogwalks, yard sales, bake sales, etc.
 

chickmamawannabe

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Aug 20, 2008
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Around here, there are a lot of dog-friendly businesses. In the past, many of these businesses have set aside a certain day where a portion of their proceeds goes to the local animal shelter. Maybe you could talk to some nearby businesses about doing something similar.
 

texasgirl

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12 Years
May 27, 2007
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Call local vets and ask for donations of ringworm supplies. A few bottles of anti-fungal shampoo or dip could make a big difference.
 

Aneesa's Muse

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Jun 8, 2008
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You could bake dog and cat treats for another bake sale ..or make bandanas and "cool wraps" for those that like to dress up their companions. Little "trinket" type jewelry ..earrings, bracelets, etc. ..with dog or cat theme on them ....those are big hits with the humans.

Oh.. and bookmarks with a simple stencil cut out of a dog or a cat, etc. ...$1 a piece (minimum donation) or something.. this could go a long way, too.

I think the best thing is to canvas your local ind'y pet shops and ask them to donate ..as mentioned.
 

crtrlovr

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Mar 13, 2008
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Some of the local restaurants around here who help with the portion of the proceeds type day are Captain D's and Fazoli's. If either of those franchises are in your area, it couldn't hurt to ask... I know the Fazoli's here has had several times where the no-kill shelter put coupons in their flyers and the user got a percentage off the meal price, and the shelter got a portion of the day's proceeds, too. The local animal shelter also has a yearly auction and dinner. Items (varying from small trinket boxes up to Vera Bradley designer pet carriers, professional pet portraits, collectibles, artwork, donated letters from local vets for a free spay/neuter, etc. are donated by volunteers, local businesses, etc. The items are not necessarily animal related, either. This auction draws a fairly good sized crowd for this area, and is a significant source of funds for the Project Hope no-kill shelter in Metropolis, IL. (now if they could just get the Harrah's casino located there to kick in some $$$, it would be great!) Hope you find some creative ways to get some significant donations!
 

Betsy

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Mar 24, 2007
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Our local shelter does a "picture your pet" fundraiser which is very popular. I'm not quite sure about how they go about it, but in the end people receive professional photos of their pets.
 

patandchickens

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Apr 20, 2007
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Our local shelter does a calendar each year which is apparently very successful (in the tens of thousands of dollars) -- you can submit a photo of your pet for $10 for inclusion in the calendar, and then if you want to buy a calendar when it comes out in the fall, irrespective of whether you had a photo in it or not, that's $10 too. There is software around to help you put together calendars so I do not think it would be all that difficult to do, basically just the PR work like any other fundraiser.

Good luck,

Pat
 

sdshoars

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May 12, 2008
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i am asking someone how to do it, but there is a website where you can set up a donation account, and i bet you that if you spead the word, people would go online and donate. i sure will! so when i find out how to set up an account i will let you know, should only be a couple of minutes.
 

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