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Times are tough, and it's getting harder than ever for shelters to keep income coming in. Learn from some of the best about what worked for them, and find tips on how to engage your community to draw in much needed support.

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  • Restaurants for Rescue

    The owners of the Stray Cat Café and the Lost Dog Café in Arlington, VA, funnel profits generated from their popular pet-themed restaurants to support the lifesaving work of a local dog and cat rescue.

  • Pet of the Month

    Get the lowdown on how a small-town shelter nets thousands of dollars from an annual calendar fundraiser.

  • The "101" Department: Helping Them Help You

    Your shelter’s board of directors, with their deep commitment to your cause, should be helping to boost your fundraising efforts. Here’s how to get them involved.

  • Show Me the Money: Animal House

    Proving that sometimes fundraising dollars can come from unexpected places, a fraternity chapter at a university in Washington, D.C., recently raised a whopping $12,000 for its local shelter.

  • Show Me the Money: Picture This

    Combining her skill as a photographer and affection for dogs, Linnea Lenkus held a pet portrait fundraiser that netted thousands of dollars for California animal welfare organizations.

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