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Animal Shelter Fundraising: 10 Ideas to Maximise Donations

by Daniel M. writter

Most of the animal shelters in India are overburdened with rescue and abandoned animals with minimal access to resources. If you feel for animals, helping an animal shelter can be a great way to support the cause. Animal shelter fundraising can be a great way to connect to people who believe your case and wish to support it. Keep reading to know 10 ideas to maximise donation for animal shelter fundraising.

Running an animal shelter is not just about good intentions and hard work! The undertaking also requires a constant flow of money for the rescued animals to receive good care and find loving homes. This is where fundraising can help. It is the perfect way to raise money and goodwill for the shelter. Listed below are some interesting ideas that can inspire donors to make generous contributions. 

  1. Fish Tank Fund Raiser: This is an easy means to gain donations for the animal shelter throughout the year.  Buy a large fish tank and request a popular restaurant or convenience store to keep it in a prominent place. Customers can pitch in for the cause by dropping cash in the tank.

  2. Bet Sitting Service: Thanks to busy work schedules, people appreciate any kind of assistance offered to their pets. Start a pet sitting service and charge the owners for looking after their furry friends. You can make the venture successful by promoting it on social media and asking friends/family/beneficiaries to spread the word.

  3.  Embrace Crowdfunding: Harnessing the power of crowdfunding is a smart move to attain monetary support. The digital platform has the potential to reach far more potential donors than traditional events. For example, you can team up with a crowdfunding site like Ketto to run a successful campaign for animal welfare.

  4. Host a Dog Walkathon: Another interesting way to meet your animal fundraising goal is by holding a dog walkathon. Imagine a group of people moving around with their leashed adorable mutts? You can charge the participants a small entry fee. And yes, don’t forget water arrangements along the trail for both humans and their 4-legged friends.

  5. Hold a Dog Wash: Believe it or not but people will pay handsomely to have their dog cleaned. The trick is to advertise the event and plan it on a warm sunny day. Set up a wash station with all the paraphernalia and start collecting cash from customers in return for squeaky clean, fresh-smelling pets.

  6. Monthly Donation Plans: Organising a monthly donation plan can garner consistent support from animal lovers. A catchy name for the programme and publicity via friends, family, and social media channels can help evoke interest.

  7. Pet Food Donation: Set up a pet food counter at grocery stores or the supermarket. It’s easier to secure donations in kind than cash.  Also, people left with pet food items due to the bereavement of a furry companion readily contribute. 

  8. Online Pet-Parent Training Classes: Many love the idea of keeping pets but are unaware of the huge responsibility. Those who have recently adopted pets can know how overwhelming it can become. Often it is not the pet that needs the training, but the pet parents need it. If you are an expert in this field or have your experience to share, create a virtual event and ask people to donate to a cause before joining. Alternatively, you can keep it for free and promote the donation drive during the training and counselling session as well.  

  9. Pet Calendar: Create a pet calendar with the help of a professional photographer and graphic artist. You can feature cute images of your rescues for each month of the year. It is a fantastic strategy to build resources and market the adoptable animals under your roof. Start planning the calendar by mid-summer so that it is ready for ordering by November. 

  10. Sell Merchandise: Selling customised stuff like T-shirts, mugs, pens, etc., can make money and also generate awareness about your mission. You can hold events at your premises or make the items available on the web portal.  Don’t forget to promote your donation page or forward a part of the receipts to the drive. 

Now that you have 10 great fundraising ideas for animal sheltering, what’s stopping you? Go ahead and use any one of them to maximise donations for the cause!


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