We know that funding a pet program can be a concern but we encourage you to think of your pet program as a fundraising tool rather than just another budget item.
Think Outside the Litter Box!
No matter what kind of organization you’re from, starting a pet program will mean a new donor demographic! Get creative with your fundraising and work with your collaborative partners on fundraising.
Check out some of the fun fundraising ideas we found from a simple internet search.
HEAR FROM OUR GRANT RECIPIENTS:
“There are animal lovers in your community who would love to help you sustain a pet shelter program for your residents: As we give tours of our building and explain the need for providing safe shelter for all family members fleeing an abusive situation, donors are emotionally connected and enthusiastically support our effort.”
“We found our community was extremely supportive of this project; don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for what your organization needs in order to support survivors and their furry family members.”
“We have a great pool of donors that we can reach out to when we are in need of pet supplies. They will donate gift cards for us to purchase pet food and cat litter as we need it. Also, a local Girl Scout troop recently held a pet supply drive to benefit our pet program and they collected loads of pet food, treats, litter, food bowls, and toys.”