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Sunday, October 14, 2018

It's "BARK"TOBER!


The crisp autumn air and cool breezes are here!  A wonderful time to celebrate a new season with new ideas fur you!

Fur Shelters:
It’s Hallo”weenie” time!  And, a “purr”fect time of year for shelters to offer some fun events and promotions that will promote pet adoption and get everyone into the holiday “spirit”.  Here is a great fundraiser that doesn’t take a lot of planning or time.  You just need your volunteers and supporters to help. Almost every community (neighborhood, shopping mall or business) hosts a Halloween parade or Trick-Or-Treat night for children.  Why not include animals in need?  Ask your volunteers to approach their neighborhood or local business hosting the area’s Trick-Or-Treat night to support your shelter by including monetary donations or supplies (provide a needs list) during the passing out of candy and treats to the kids.  It is a great way to promote your shelter and get some much needed donations and supplies!

Fur Cancer Organizations:
October has become synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness, and awareness walks for a number of cancer organizations take place in October.  Make the canine connection and include dogs in your annual awareness walk!  Pets are wonderful caregivers and a part of the family!  For an extra registration fee for dogs, you’ll get a few extra donation dollars and pet owners will be thrilled to have the chance to bring their best buddy along!  And, if the facility where your walk doesn’t allow dogs, think about a “virtual” dog walk!  For the same extra registration fee, participants can upload a photo of their dog to be posted the day of the walk.  Hold a contest for the “cutest” dog and award prizes!

Fur Earth Conservation Organizations:
Autumn is nature at its finest!  In many parts of the country, the leaves are changing colors and the fall harvest brings great produce and abundance.  Why not host a Harvest Table event?  Choose a park facility that has pavilions available and invite the public to an outdoor culinary feast!  This is sort of like a spaghetti dinner, but with fresh vegetables, farmer market finds, homemade baked goods, organic and natural selections…and healthy, wholesome dog snacks of course.  It is a great idea to share the earth’s bounty with the community and showcase local farmers and businesses.  Set your ticket price per family, so everyone (including the family dog) can come then; watch the donations fall into place!


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