Archive for September, 2009

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Pet Travel Made Easy

How many times have you heard someone say she doesn’t want to adopt a pet because she wouldn’t be able to travel? Pets can travel too! And that includes cats. Help educate the animal lovers in your community about traveling with their pets using the following ideas.

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Planned Giving for Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups

Your animal shelter can be the recipient of a legacy of love and financial support from animal lovers who remember homeless pets in their wills, estate plans, trusts, and retirement accounts. Often these gifts are substantial and give the financial boost needed to buy property for a new shelter, add on to your current building, buy a mobile adoption unit, etc. How can your shelter be remembered in the wills of animal lovers in your community? Following are some ways to encourage end of life giving.

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Finding Homes for Homeless Pets Using Email

Most animal shelters feature pets available for adoption on their website. But sending email newsletters to showcase adoptable pets is another good way to reach animal lovers. Shelters can include a section on adoptable pets in a general newsletter or set up an email newsletter just for adoptable pets. Animal lovers can volunteer to send a newsletter on their own on behalf of homeless pets. Continue reading to get more ideas on how to do this.

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Holiday Adoption and Fundraising Ideas for Homeless Pets

Animal shelters, animal rescues and animal lovers should start planning now the holiday rundraising and adoption activities for homeless pets. Following is a list of things you can do right now to get ready for holiday events. Think of ways to include families, kids and singles in establishing holiday traditions that can be repeated in years to come.

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