Archive for June, 2009

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Finding Grants and Funding from Local Sources and Foundations

Competition for grants for animal shelters from large groups such as PetSmart Charities, Maddie’s Fund, etc. is fierce. You may find more opportunities by tapping into funding from local charities, family and corporate foundations, and local fundraising events.

Following are some examples of foundations serving local communities to give you ideas on how these work. Start noticing the activities of any local foundations and charities in your community and how your shelter might become one of their beneficiaries.

24Jun2009 | Continued
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Eight Ways Kids Can Use Computer Skills to Help Homeless Pets and Animal Shelters

Involving kids at the local animal shelter or animal rescue group by using their computer skills can provide enormous help to the shelter and be a great way for kids to volunteer. Shelters can post these volunteer needs on their website. Following are eight ideas kids can use to help their sweet animal friends.

24Jun2009 | Continued
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Fundraising with Food: Five Ideas to Help Homeless Pets

Animal lovers and animal shelters can help raise money by organizing food related fundraisers. Families, neighborhoods, church groups, or school groups can coordinate these activities to help homeless pets in their communities. Instead of asking attendees to pay to attend the events below, they could be asked to bring a specified amount of pet food (ask the local shelter for the brand and type of food they need). Could you organize one of the following activities for your community?

11Jun2009 | Continued
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Help Foreclosed Pets Find a Home

Animals are losing their homes daily due to foreclosure. When pets lose their homes in foreclosure, animal shelters or any animal lover can help these pets using the following ideas:

11Jun2009 | Continued