Pet project raises awareness for animals’ needs

HEATHER WARLICK-MOORE Modified: July 2, 2009 at 7:21 am •  Published: July 2, 2009

have so much fun,” she said. "But, we do raise money. We take up a collection. I guilt-trip people. Right now, it’s not hard to guilt-trip people because it’s so hot out. You know how miserable you are; imagine the animals.”

Employees at the firm brought their pets to work for the last hour of the workday. Each animal was given a goody bag, and winners of the photo contest won prizes donated by local businesses.

How to help
There are many ways your business, civic or social group can help raise money and awareness for animals in need. Here are a few ideas from Haworth:

→Coordinate a charity dog walk to benefit your local animal shelter. Gather prizes from businesses and have each dog get sponsors to donate to the cause.

→Coordinate a pet costume contest at Halloween.

→Use your crafting talents to raise money. Haworth has a friend who makes dog-themed quilts and sells them online.

→Volunteer at the local SPCA or shelter.

→Donate money or supplies to the local SPCA or shelter. Usable items include old towels to keep animals’ cages warm in winter, toys, food and treats.

→Sponsor an animal at a shelter with a donation.

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