Because The PPI supports a variety of rescues, we will often cross post events in an effort to drive interest and attendance for the fundraising activities of our partner not for profit organizations. Fundraising initiatives and events are held by most every rescue group in order to support the base costs of rescuing animals.
When an animal is rescued, their first visit is usually to a vet for a thorough check up amongst other treatments. Unless the animal has been surrendered by its owner (we don’t judge here, we help) the animal has most likely lived its life in the great outdoors. With no real shelter to speak of and on a diet of whatever scraps they can eke out, the condition of a rescued animal can be rather shocking.
If you are the parent of a fur baby, you have a complete understanding of how easily the bills can rack up to keep an animal in good health. Add in the cost of transport, pet food, collar, leash, crate, etc and, soon enough the ticker tape of expenses can become overwhelming for rescues caring for multiple animals.
Every rescue with a Facebook or web page will usually have a donations page or button which enables concerned citizens to fund certain causes or specific animals. If you have the financial capacity, you may wish to set up a monthly donation with your favorite rescue. When a rescue is registered as a charitable organization it allows that rescue to issue tax receipts for monetary donations over a specified amount, usually $20. If you require a tax receipt for your donation please make sure to ask a clarifying question before making your donation!!
Examples of some fun fundraisers that rescues host in order to pay down vet bills or fill up the pet food pantry are:
- Bingo Bowl
- Raffle Ticket Sale
- Bottle Drives
- Bud Spuds / Pizza / Pasta events (we like to eat!)
- Garage Sales & Arts & Crafts Sales
"We know that we can help so many dogs, as well as improving communities with funds from Aviva. We have big dreams and goals of progressing our community, province and country in the care and management of companion animals. Mission Statement "Our vision is to improve the lives of dogs and people in our communities."
Remember to check out your favorite Rescue group’s Facebook or Web page to see what upcoming events they may be hosting. These events are a great way to get out, meet some new people, have an awesome time and, help rescues help animals in need.