Raising money for the animal shelter

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Malbri, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Malbri

    Malbri Songster

    Jan 10, 2008
    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.
  2. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    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.
  3. texasgirl

    texasgirl Songster

    May 27, 2007
    South Texas
    Call local vets and ask for donations of ringworm supplies. A few bottles of anti-fungal shampoo or dip could make a big difference.
  4. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    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.
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    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!
  6. Betsy

    Betsy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northeast Indiana
    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.
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    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,

  8. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    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.
  9. Baking dog and cat treats and selling them would be a good idea. I like making peanut butter treats with whole wheat flour and molasses.
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI

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