Archive for March, 2010

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Fundraising Activities for Singles to Help Homeless Pets

Has your local shelter or rescue group sponsored any fundraising events for animal loving singles? What about establishing a singles “friends” group at your local shelter or rescue group? Or contact singles groups in your community for ideas on animal related fundraisers they’d like to participate in. Here are some fundraising ideas that offer outdoor and learning activities in exchange for donations to help homeless pets.

30Mar2010 | Continued
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How to Make a Dog Walk Successful

Are you planning a dog walk this spring? How do you transform a ho-hum dog walk attended by a small group of your donors to a much loved annual community tradition which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars?

One of the largest dog walks in the US is the Furry Scurry sponsored by Denver, Colorado’s Dumb Friends League. Families, friends and co-workers join for a morning of fun with their best friends to raise money for the 25,000 homeless pets served by the DFL. The DFL has grown this event to 10,000 participants. The fundraising goal this year is $1,000,000.

23Mar2010 | Continued
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Nature’s Variety Frozen Raw Chicken Recall

“Today Nature’s Variety is announcing that out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a “Best If Used By” date on or before 2/5/11.”

9Mar2010 | Continued
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How Animal Shelters Can Get the Word Out About Spay / Neuter Programs

Does your animal shelter or rescue offer low cost or even free spay and neuter services? A spay day event in our area recently was not fully booked with appointments for the procedure. Our community has many people needing financial help to take care of their pets. Our rescues and shelters are overrun with homeless pets. Maybe pet owners just didn’t know about the very low cost services available that day. How do you get the word out? And how can you educate people about spaying / neutering? Here are a few ideas:

9Mar2010 | Continued
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Dogs Doing Good: From Rescue to Changing Lives

Prison inmates, troubled teens, and homeless dogs are teaming up in several parts of the country. The end result is a better life for everyone involved. Could you develop a program like this for your shelter or rescue? Take a look at the following inspiring programs for ideas you might use in your community.

3Mar2010 | Continued