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I live in Norway, Maine and we are in great need of a new animal

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I live in Norway, Maine and we are in great need of a new animal shelter. Our current shelter, Responsible Pet Care is 501c3, and a no kill shelter is well respected in the shelter community. The shelter houses 85-100 cats and up to 11 dogs. The shelter is in total disrepair.
We are interested in purchasing a building that will solve all our needs and will take care of our future needs.
I am asking for any info/tips/ideas on fund raising.
Also do "you" know of organizations or individuals that grant grants for animal shelters?
Thank you
Joyce Gardner
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 1 year ago.
Hi Joyce, and welcome back to Just Answer.

Your Shelter sounds like a Godsend for the cats and dogs in your area and you're doing a great job! Laughing

You're off to a good start re: the fundraising effort, and I can help you with some additional suggestions: a 'topless' (not what you think) car wash, selling 'paw paintings', and many other good ideas can be found in detail, here:
http://www.bestfriends.org/archives/forums/052404fundraising.html


Bake sales, a block party selling food and crafts, and a lottery for a grand prize, like a flat screen tv donated by a local electronics store would also be great.

Here is another site with good ideas for you:
http://www.usafundraising.com/charity-campaigns/fundraising-for-animal-shelters

http://my.fundraising.com/www.guardiansforanimals.org


Take a look at some of these organizations that provide grants to animal shelters:
http://grants.library.wisc.edu/organizations/animals.html

www.gushawthornefoundation.org

http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult/19/Animal-&-Wildlife-Grants/3.html

I wish you much good luck in your fundraising efforts and hope you are able to build a new shelter for your furry residents! Your cause is very dear to my heart!

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