Money plays a key role in providing shelter to and saving the lives of many pets, be it dogs, cats or other animals.
If you want to help in this matter, try to collect donations by organising interesting fundraising shows. There are many ways to host these events successfully and some of them are discussed below to enlighten you on how to go about it.
Creative tips for pulling off a pet fundraiser successfully.
Since hosting a big event for pets in need can be difficult for many people due to its time-consuming nature, you can organise a pet foster event online across leading social channels and request people to donate some portion of money to a cat or dog’s expenses.
In partnership with local shelters or pet-friendly businesses, you can plan for a fashion show for dogs or cats (as an example for a fundraiser). Look for a space that can be used for free. Furthermore, as pets don’t have to be dressed up with expensive clothes and accessories, you can invite participants to deck up their dogs or cats within a certain period of time with materials (t-shirts, felts, etc.) you provide. And those who are participating in the show, can be charged small fee for each pet. When the show ends, all fee-donations and proceeds will go to your preferred rescue/shelter organisation.
“And those who are participating in the show, can be charged small fee for each pet. When the show ends, all fee-donations and proceeds will go to your preferred rescue/shelter organisation”
There are some wineries which allow well-behaved pets onto their premises as well. Get in touch with one or two such wineries and find out if they are ready to help you in hosting a get-together in the afternoon in favour of pet rescue and care. You can request participants to donate money at the door and also ask the winery if they too, would like to give a part of their day’s sales to a worthy cause such as this.
Another way of running a successful fundraising event for pets is to team up with a recognised pet blogger who has a good reach to the audiences. Find about how much that person is passionate about pets and to which extent you can expect him or her to help. This endeavour can provide your campaign a bigger reach through social media and online forums.
These are only a few of the many creative ideas that can be put to use for the innocent and helpless pets. You can come up many more along this line and make significant contributions towards this simple yet powerful cause. Heres a list of fundraisers on the RSPCA website that can get you inspired!