Rescues tend to become full during the warmer months and popular holidays, especially shortly after Christmas and Easter. Due to the large influx of pets during these times of the year, rescues need every bit of attention that they can get in order to find adopters and foster families. Luckily, there are lots of ways that volunteers and animal advocates can help.
Spreading Social Media Posts
Almost every animal rescue has social media accounts on the most popular social media platforms. Many of them share photos, free adoption days, and important news on their accounts. By connecting with local rescues on these websites, supporters can share their posts and spread the word with friends. After all, a distant friend or family member might be in the market for a new pet, helping to save lives at the rescue.
Ordering Custom Stickers
Everyone loves an adorable sticker, especially if having one or buying one can help to save the lives of abandoned pets. A custom printed vinyl sticker can feature the faces of available animals, the animal rescue’s name or slogan, or adorable sayings that pet owners will enjoy. They can help to raise awareness of the rescue itself and the proceeds from sticker sales can help to feed the animals that are currently at the shelter.
Word of Mouth
When attempting to help a rescue gain more attention in the community, word of mouth is a simple, proven way to help save the animals. By mentioning the rescue in every day conversation, friends and family might decide to go to the shelter to check out the available pets. This is especially true when the rescue is at capacity in an emergency situation. For volunteers who know the animals, it’s easy to speak about the favorites in hopes that someone goes to meet them.
Hosting Charity Auctions
Charity auctions are one of the best ways to raise money for animal rescues. In these events, individuals donate goods, used items, or services to the rescue. The rescue then auctions them off, earning donation money that can be used to care for the animals and maintain the rescue itself. For individuals who want to make a difference, charity auctions might be the best way to collect donations.
Animal rescues are always in need of help. Many animal advocates don’t realize how much they can help a rescue, especially with word of mouth and the collection of donations. With a bit of preparation, anyone can make a difference in an animal’s life; even if they are not capable of providing the animal a loving home.