Fall Rescue Fundraiser Roundup

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Bart was a rescued dog before he found his forever family. Even though he’s disappointed that I only have cats, he’s happy that all four of them were rescues too. Maybe you have rescued pets at home as well. Before these special animals find their forever homes, they’re given care and love by the staff and volunteers at animal rescue shelters across the country.

These shelters rely on donations for the funds needed to care for the animals in their care. Here’s a look at a few happening across the country this fall. Bart hopes you’ll take the time to find ones in your area or consider making a donation to your local shelter.

AnimalSafe Trailer Fundraiser Dinner

Sierra Vista and other areas are sadly prone to fires. In such emergencies, evacuating humans and animals is a priority. Until now, getting the animals out has been challenging because temporary human shelters don’t always accept them. The Friends of the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter aim to change that.

They’ve begun a massive fundraising effort to purchase the AnimalSafe Trailer. The trailer is 24 feet long and holds around 50 cages. In addition to animal evacuations, the trailer would double as a mobile vet and vaccination clinic and roaming pet adoption center. To support this project, the Friends are currently hosting two fundraisers.

First, they’re raffling off dog house build by Cochise College students. Cost for these tickets are $5 a piece or $10 for three. Second, on November 1, the Friends are hosting a fundraising dinner at the Outback. Tickets to the dinner are $20 a piece with $13 of that going to the trailer project. For more information, see their website.

Valley Humane Society Raffle and Event

The Valley Humane Society is the only no-kill shelter in Pinal County, Arizona. On October 22, they’ll be hosting Cause for Paws in the Park. This event is free to enter, but some of the vendors may charge for their services or products. In addition, event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for $10 for a chance to win a 50-inch television, a BBQ grill or a $500 Visa gift card. For $20 event attendees can purchase a chance to win a VW Beetle.

As the only no-kill shelter in the county, Valley Humane Society finds loving, permanent homes for about 70 animals each month. For more information, please visit their website.

Lincoln Meow and Chow

This annual event returns this year on October 15. Soup, bingo and raffles create a fun atmosphere with all proceeds going to support The Cat House and the Lincoln Animal Ambassadors.

The Cat House is a no-kill shelter that also runs a Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) program in the Lincoln area. Although they focus on cats, they partner with Lincoln Animal Ambassadors (LAA) to end all animal homelessness in the Lincoln area. LAA’s programs include low cost spay/neuter services and an income-based pet food bank to help animals stay with their beloved humans.

The event is $25 and includes all the soup you can eat and one bingo card. Raffle prizes will include an iPad, a mountain bike and a $200 Target gift card. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance. For more information, see their websites. The Cat House Lincoln Animal Ambassadors


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Sarah Woodard is a freelance writer based in Southern New Hampshire. She enjoys bringing stories, issues and topics to life with words and pictures. In addition to writing, Sarah is a beekeeper, Reiki Master Teacher and black belt in Muay Thai Kickboxing. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and playing with their four cats.

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