Add a scrolling Pet List to your Facebook Page!
We are so excited to announce a super easy and free way you can showcase your Adopt-a-Pet.com adoptable pets on your organization’s Facebook Page! Here are step-by-step instructions showing you how to add a scrolling box with your Pet List as a “tab” link to the left navigation of your shelter or rescue’s Facebook Page. (Note: this will not work on a personal Profile, only on a business/organization Page.) You do not need to have programming skills. You do need to be able to follow these steps EXACTLY and in order, and to be able to copy and paste text. If you need help, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the latest winners of the Veterinary Care Fund grants!
Congratulations to the latest winners of a $2,000 grant from the Purina Veterinary Diets® Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund: Miss Vicki’s Parrot Village, For All Time Cat Haven, Cane Corso Rescue, Healing Hearts Small Animal Rescue, and Pampered Pets Animal Rescue. Read their grant applications and see the photos of the animals these grants will be helping here: http://www.adoptapet.com/shelterblog/2011/06/veterinary-care-fund-grants/ A new grant will be being awarded each week over the next 17 weeks, so you still have 17 more chances. If you haven’t applied yet, you can do so using the link above.
We’re receiving so many wonderful submissions! We are so moved by the amazing lengths rescues and shelters go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted. We’re sharing many of the submissions (not just the winners) on our shelter blog, you can see new ones added each week here: http://www.adoptapet.com/shelterblog/category/veterinary-care-fund/
Expand your use of non-traditional volunteers
The most common challenge animal shelter and rescue volunteers and staff face? Not enough time and money to do everything they want to do to help homeless pets! Volunteers can help in so many ways that save both time and money, and provide new skills and pet-saving ideas and enthusiasm as well. One way to expand your current shelter or rescue volunteer program is through the use of “non-traditional” volunteers. Non-Traditional volunteers can be doing something a volunteer loves to do, or does for their job – something that doesn’t typically involve animals. And it is often volunteering done in a non-typical time frame. It can be volunteering for just one day or even just one hour (“micro-volunteering”), a 24-hour Serve-a-thon or weekend marathon, or where you they work from home or outside of normal business hours.
Check out our new shelterblog entry at http://www.adoptapet.com/shelterblog/2011/08/non-traditional-volunteers/ for some ideas of ways non-traditional volunteers can help you, and where to find them.
Need Food Donations? Purina Pets For People May Be Able To Help!!
Purina’s support of animal welfare takes the form of Animal Welfare Support programs for non-profit organizations, described in detail on www.PetsforPeople.com. Their programs such as; Pets for Seniors, Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® and the Purina ONE® Pet Welfare Program are dedicated to providing support for local animal welfare organizations in their efforts to find homes for adoptable animals.
Occasionally the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company may have food donations available in your area. When you register your organization on www.PetsforPeople.com you will be automatically considered for any food donations that become available near you. During 2010, Purina donated more than $13 million in pet food and litter. In addition, should your organization be affected by a natural disaster, Purina may be able to provide food to help feed your organization’s animals during your time of need.
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As always, we thank the wonderful, pet-loving people at Purina and Bayer Animal Health for supporting all of us in our mission and making Adopt-a-Pet.com a free service!
To learn more about Purina’s support of animal welfare organizations around the U.S., and to see if you are eligible, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com