Ways to help your local Shelter

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Donate Money or Your Time! Time is Money!
  • Every animal shelter and rescue organization has bills to pay and your generous monetary donation will be gratefully accepted. Donations may be used to help cover the costs of daily operations, supplies, staff training, animal housing upgrades, community outreach programs, animal enrichment and much more.

  • If you can donate monthly by sending a check or a paypal ( there is no fee) even better. Network for good and Go fund me all charge a fee and that is less money for the nonprofit. Every penny counts in the nonprofit world. 

  • Donate your time and skill set or learn a new one by helping out at the shelter or by fostering. Shelters often need help with laundry, front /back office, marketing, tech, photographers and events. You can join a team. Some even have garage sales. 

 

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Other ways to help
  • Donate in-kind items such as kitten & cat food, blankets, items the shelter can sell

  • Sign up for Smile Amazon and choose your local shelter as your charity and a portion of your purchase will be donated quarterly

  • Sign up for iGive.com and shop via the links and a percentage of your purchase will be donated monthly

  • There are many affiliate retail places that you contact that you link to your website and when people shop you can get a percentage.

  • Encourage and Help your child have a bake sale, car wash o lemon aide stand to raise funds for your local shelter. Contact your local news station to bring awareness to highlight this event.

  • Start a recycling program in honor of your local shelter-

  • Donate printers, pc  or other supplies that your shelter may need. Check their Amazon wish list or call them to check what they need,

  • Collect silent auction items for them for events like sports tickets, gift cards, and art.

  • Drop off food for your shelter workers -they appreciate the love.

Feeding Newborn Kitten
Foster- Got 2- 4 weeks and a Bathroom?
  • If you have never fostered you might be scared - most shelters have a foster person that can be your mentor. Most shelters provide you with most of the supplies as well.  

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  • Fostering can also be for older cats and a great way to see if a cat will be a good fit for your home.  
     

  • The value of fosters can't be overrated. They can be lifesavers for pets who can't adapt to shelter life, those who need to be nursed back to health and orphaned kittens who need someone to step in for their mom (or whose needs are beyond what busy shelter staff can often provide).

  • Foster homes are the backbone of many rescue groups—without a strong network of foster providers, rescue groups simply could not take in as many animals. Foster homes can also become adoption ambassadors to friends, family and colleagues who otherwise may not visit the shelter. If you already have pets of your own, fostering is also often very fun for the resident pet.

  • Care & Feeding 

  • How to tell the sex?

  • Fostering Bio Sheet

  • Fostering Care Guide